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Dec 28, 2006
United States: Top Reimbursement Developments Of 2006

Article by Lena Robins and R. Michael Scarano, Jr. http://www.mondaq.com A number of Medicare reimbursement developments over the past year will have an impact on the medical device industry for years to come. These include the issuance by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of a guidance document on coverage with evidence development; […]

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Dec 28, 2006
Sun Microsystems Healthcare Mantra: Reduce Cost and Complexity

By John Russellhttp://www.health-itworld.com Sun Microsystems director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Joerg Schwarz, talks about the need to change financial incentives to spur Health IT adoption, describes mistakes made by the giant U.K. health-IT initiative, outlines Sun’s healthcare strategy, and provides an assessment of Sun’s performance in the race by global IT giants to help […]

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Dec 28, 2006
The Ob-Gyn Shortage

Skyrocketing insurance premiums are forcing thousands of ob-gyns out of the baby business. And your doctor could be the next to go. By Jeannette Moninger http://www.parents.com Doctor Drought “I am not having my baby in this car,” thought Mattelyn Lee, a mother of two, as she tried to breathe through another contraction. Giving birth on […]

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Dec 27, 2006
Technology: Healthcare in the Fast Lane

Affordable technology solutions for today’s busy practices By Shelly K. Schwartz http://www.physicianspractice.com By all accounts, prescribing a drug remains one of the most inefficient processes within the doctor-patient relationship. The physician scribbles the name and dosage of a medication on a paper prescription pad. The patient then hand-delivers that piece of paper to a local […]

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Dec 27, 2006
Electronic health record safe harbors

By Helen Oscislawski, Esq. http://www.physiciansnews.com Can physicians accept “donated” technology and services relating to electronic health records and electronic prescribing? The answer to the question is “yes.” However, the corollary question that this article aims to answer is how this can be accomplished without running afoul of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (Anti-Kickback Law) and Physician […]

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Dec 27, 2006
New physician practice business models

By Thomas Reinke & John Hobson, M.D. http://www.physiciansnews.com The pendulum is beginning to swing in favor of physicians. Several factors are contributing to a shift in the balance of power away from payers, multi-hospital systems and for-profit providers. Part of the physician resurgence is due to the indomitable nature of physicians who have simply worked […]

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Dec 27, 2006
National spotlight on Bay State healthcare industry in 2007

By Margaret Leroux http://wbjournal.com This coming year will see Massachusetts’ ground-breaking health care program emerge from legislation to reality. Last October, the new insurance program, Commonwealth Care, began enrolling adults with incomes below the federal poverty line of $9,800; in January it will open for adults with incomes up to three times the federal poverty […]

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Dec 27, 2006
OTN's National Specialty Pharmacy, ivpcare, Added to Harvard Pilgrim's Specialty Pharmacy Program

http://biz.yahoo.com OTN, a leading physician practice services company and one of the largest distributors of products and services to the community physician market, announced today that Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Wellesley, Mass., has included OTN’s national specialty pharmacy, ivpcare, in its managed specialty pharmacy program in the therapeutic areas of fertility, hepatitis C, multiple […]

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