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September 30, 2014: Did Changes in Drug Reimbursement After the Medicare Modernization Act Affect Chemotherapy Prescribing?

Created on: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) decreased fee-for-service (FFS) payments for outpatient chemotherapy. We assessed how this policy affected chemotherapy in FFS settings versus in integrated health networks (IHNs).

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September 30, 2014: Study: Cancer costs 'skyrocketed' despite drug cuts

Created on: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The cost of treating cancer has "skyrocketed" despite a 2003 law that sought to control Medicare drug costs, including the cost of chemotherapy, according to a new study.

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September 30, 2014: Johns Hopkins Experts Say Open Payments Database Casts Shadows, Not Light

Created on: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A federal, public database launched September 30 with the intention of bringing transparency to financial relationships between physicians and industry may instead result in opacity and misinterpretation, according to experts in bioethics, clinical care and public health at Johns Hopkins.

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September 30, 2014: What We’re Learning About Drug Company Payments to Doctors

Created on: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Tuesday, the federal government is expected to release details of payments to doctors by every pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer in the country.

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September 30, 2014: Why Maximizing Innovation Is The Most Important Health Policy Priority

Created on: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

President Obama sold Obamacare to the Left on the grounds that it would achieve universal health insurance coverage. But even the Washington Establishment CBO says it will still leave 30 million Americans uninsured 10 years after full implementation!

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September 30, 2014: Walgreen explores sale of $1.5 billion infusion business: sources

Created on: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co (WAG.N) is exploring the sale of a majority stake in its infusion services business, in a deal that could value that division at around $1.5 billion, according to four people familiar with the matter.

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September 29, 2014: In war on cancer, patients at risk of becoming commoditized

Created on: Monday, September 29, 2014

Over the past 40 years, the global medical community has made significant strides in the war against cancer. More Americans with cancer face longer life expectancies as a result of increased awareness among at-risk populations, better preventative care, early screenings, and new therapies

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September 29, 2014: Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015

Created on: Monday, September 29, 2014

Finding a doctor who takes Obamacare coverage could be just as frustrating for Californians in 2015 as the health-law expansion enters its second year.

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September 29, 2014: Why Hospitals Want Patients to Pay Upfront

Created on: Monday, September 29, 2014

Melody Rempe spends much of her day telling people who are about to go into the hospital how much they’ll have to pay.

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September 29, 2014: The Atlantic is wrong about aging: Why our anti-elderly bias needs to change

Created on: Monday, September 29, 2014

In an Atlantic cover story, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel says life after 75 isn't worth living. Here's why he's very wrong

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