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MedPAC Recommends Consolidating Medicare Quality Programs

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on Thursday recommended that Congress pass legislation to consolidate most of Medicare's value-based quality programs and boost payments for high-performing hospitals.

2019-01-18T09:31:16+00:00 January 18, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on MedPAC Recommends Consolidating Medicare Quality Programs

Defining Unjustified Drug Price Hikes

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review is working on a new annual report that will call out specific drugs with big price increases that are “unsupported” by independent medical evidence, Axios’ Bob Herman: reports.

2019-01-18T09:30:27+00:00 January 18, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Defining Unjustified Drug Price Hikes

Patient and Medical Groups Blast Trump Administration Drug Pricing Proposal in New Ad Campaign

A coalition of patient advocacy and medical groups — led by the American Cancer Society’s advocacy arm and joined by the American Medical Association — launched an advertising campaign Thursday to drum up opposition to a proposed change to Medicare they say will “put patients’ lives at risk.”

2019-01-17T10:07:58+00:00 January 17, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Patient and Medical Groups Blast Trump Administration Drug Pricing Proposal in New Ad Campaign

Allow Docs to Recycle Chemo Pills, Already

It is a "medically sound" idea to empower physicians to safely recycle highly expensive oral chemotherapies and thereby increase access and minimize waste, write a group of oncologists in a commentary published online December 19 in the Oncologist.

2019-01-17T09:36:57+00:00 January 17, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Allow Docs to Recycle Chemo Pills, Already