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    Study: Inappropriate CDS overrides may increase risk of adverse drug events
    Findings from a study published online in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety suggest that inappropriate overrides of clinical decision support (CDS) alerts in electronic health records may be linked to an increased risk of […]

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    Study: How has Medicare reimbursement for orthopaedics shifted over time?
    A study published online in the journal Orthopedics examines trends in Medicare reimbursement for orthopaedic procedures. The researchers reviewed the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Current Procedural Terminology code val […]

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    Omnibus spending bill increases funding to HHS, CDC, and other health agencies
    Healthcare IT News reports that an omnibus spending bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Donald J. Trump includes, among other things:

    an additional $10 billion in funding to the U.S. Departm […]

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    West Virginia State Government
    “Week in the Know” March 24, 2018

     

     

    Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

     

     

    West Virginia drug czar resigns about seven weeks after appointed to post

    Dr. Michael Brumage‚ […]

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    Study: Revision THA rate fell for all age groups but one over six-year period
    A study published in the March 21 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery ( JBJS) finds that the rate of revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) significantly increased among patients 45 to 64 years of age from 2007 […]

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    Study: Chronic opioid therapy may increase risk of complication after one- to two-level PLF
    Data from a study published online in the journal Spine suggest that preoperative chronic opioid therapy may increase risk of complication and adverse events following primary one- to two-level posterior lumb […]

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    Congress Proposes Opioid Legislation, AAOS Addresses TKA Issues, and More

     

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    Opioid Work Continues with Legislative Proposals
    In late February, eight senators introduced bipartisan legislation to address the ongoing opioid addict […]

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    White House opioid proposal to take three-pronged approach
    CNN reports that a Donald J. Trump administration plan to address the opioid epidemic will focus on three areas: tougher law enforcement, including stiffer penalties and possibly the death penalty for drug traffickers; improving the ability […]

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    West Virginia State Government
    “Week in the Know” March 16, 2018

     

     

    The Legislative Finish Line

     

     

    Governor Justice signs budget bill without a plate of anything

    Today‚Äôs action was summed up with […]

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    MIPS reporting deadline is less than two weeks away
    The California Medical Association has issued a reminder that the March 31, 2018, deadline to submit 2017 data for the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is just two weeks away. The organization notes that the group reporting dead […]