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December 19, 2014: The year Congress hit rock bottom Can the Hill climb out of its hole?

Created on: Friday, December 19, 2014

Look at what Congress pulled off in the last two weeks and it might seem like compromise and conciliation ruled the 113th Congress.

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December 19, 2014: New Leukemia Drug Tops the Charts With a $178,000 Price Tag

Created on: Friday, December 19, 2014

The cost of cancer drugs has already been grabbing headlines, and the price tag attached to a newly approved agent is bound to continue fanning the flames.

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December 19, 2014: 10 top issues that impacted physicians in 2014

Created on: Friday, December 19, 2014

A number of regulatory, public health and practice issues took center stage for the medical profession this year. See the 10 topics that made some of the biggest waves among the physician community in 2014—and learn how they played out.

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December 19, 2014: ‘FINANCIAL TOXICITY’ CAN LOWER CANCER PATIENTS' QUALITY OF LIFE

Created on: Friday, December 19, 2014

Doctors who treat cancer are vigilant when it comes to the physical side effects of the therapies they prescribe, but financial stress from accumulating medical bills can also weigh on patients’ health — even those who have finished their treatments and are cancer-free.

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December 19, 2014: Meaningful use penalties stir physician lobby Rep. Ellmers calls for shortened reporting period again

Created on: Friday, December 19, 2014

Physician groups seem to think the latest bad news from CMS may improve their chances of getting changes in the meaningful use program.

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December 19, 2014: ACO Quality Results: Good But Not Great

Created on: Friday, December 19, 2014

On September 23, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Year 1 Quality Performance results for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that began participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 2012 or 2013.

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December 19, 2014: How doctors changed the legislative, regulatory landscape in 2014

Created on: Friday, December 19, 2014

The collective physician voice carried a lot of weight in 2014—both in the nation’s capital and in the state legislatures. Changes that took place covered a broad range of issues, including better access to care for veterans, increased graduate medical education (GME) funding and important updates to the electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use program.

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December 19, 2014: Exclusive: Amgen's new leukemia drug to carry $178,000 price tag

Created on: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Amgen Inc on Wednesday said its new type of treatment for a deadly form of leukemia would cost about $178,000 when it becomes available on Thursday, which would make it one of the world's most expensive cancer drugs.

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December 18, 2014: What We Can Learn From Our Patients

Created on: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Measurement of healthcare quality continues to evolve. Currently, most measurements focus on care process and health outcomes.

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December 19, 2104: Payment for Cancer Care: Time for a New Prescription

Created on: Thursday, December 18, 2014

The prescribing patterns of oncologists have long been of interest to health care economists and policy makers.

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