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Compliance Concerns Raised Over Proposed Hospital Outpatient Department Rule

USA - September 7 2016 In an August 26, 2016, letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Hospital Association (AHA) expressed serious concern...


PhRMA and BIO Release Model Off-Label Promotion Regulations in Face of FDA Inaction

USA - August 15 2016 Responding to the continued lack of guidance concerning the sharing by pharmaceutical manufacturers of off-label drug information with payers and...

Dennis D. Barrett.


CMS Highlights Resident Privacy Concerns in Letter to State Survey Agency Directors

USA - August 15 2016 The growth of social media platforms has introduced a seemingly endless variety of avenues through which to share pictures and videos with friends...

Dennis D. Barrett.


Medicare Readmission Penalties Hit Record High as CMS Expands Criteria

USA - August 15 2016 In its final rule on the inpatient prospective payment system, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 2 a record...

Dennis D. Barrett.


Surgeon General Points to Physicians’ Role in Combating Opioid Addiction

USA - August 15 2016 In an August 8 visit to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, to participate in a panel discussion, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek...

Dennis D. Barrett.