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    ONC and CMS consider patient ownership of health data
    During the 2018 Interoperability Forum, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) discussed the importance of patient ownership of health data for interop […]

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    CMS announces move to allow drug price negotiations for Medicare
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that, for the first time, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will have the option of negotiating drug prices, as private-sector insurers do, to reduce costs for these benefic […]

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    CMS may no longer pay for spine surgery at same-day centers
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will decide whether to continue to pay for spine surgeries at same-day surgery centers after potentially fatal risks were reported, according to a report from Kaiser Health News. CMS wi […]

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    Trump administration rolls out short-term health plan option
    The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury issued a final rule that allows health insurers to offer short-term, limited-duration coverage that is less expensive but also less comprehensive. The short-term plans are a […]

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    Study projects ‘Medicare for All’ costs
    A study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia found that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” healthcare plan would cost $32.6 trillion over 10 years (2022–2031), according to a report from The Associate […]

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    Physicians press CMS on MIPS reporting and PTAC payment models
    During a hearing before the health subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce committee, physicians called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to change course on opt-out policies for Merit-based Incentive Payment Syst […]

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    CMS proposes change to site of care payment policy
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed expanding its site-neutral payment policy to clinic visits, which are the most commonly billed service under the outpatient payment rule and often cost more in the hospital outpatient setting than in […]

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    Study: Continued adalimumab after remission may reduce nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis flares
    Patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis who maintained remission with adalimumab may benefit from continued therapy, according to a study published online in The Lancet. The multicente […]

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    Study: Opioids may be overprescribed for nonoperative fractures and dislocations
    A study published in the July issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found that opioids may be commonly overprescribed after nonoperative fracture and dislocation treatments. Researchers analyzed 1,513 consecu […]

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    FDA issues guidance on use of EHRs in clinical trials
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued recommendations on the use of electronic health record (EHR) data in FDA-regulated clinical trials. According to the guidance, EHRs may provide more data during and after the study, and use of Office […]