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Chris Mazzolini
The $1,000 Hepatitis C pill: As sales soar, cost debate intensifies
The Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi may be a blockbuster, but experts question whether the system can handle the treatment’s cost.
ACA insurance subsidies in limbo after federal courts issue conflicting rulings
Two federal appeals court rulings on the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies create more confusion surrounding the healthcare law
Proposal would allow eligible physicians to obtain expedited licenses in multiple states
Interstate licensure compact could lessen the burden on physicians seeking licensure in multiple states, promote the use of telemedicine and ease the physician shortage
Physicians leading the way on ACOs, but challenges remain, national survey finds
Physicians are guiding accountable care organizations into the future in leadership roles, which will have profound effects on the future of the care model.
VA scandal: Legislation could mean private physicians, community health centers will see more veterans
Independent physicians and community health centers may be seeing more veterans as lawmakers on Capitol Hill work to find solutions to the ongoing crisis at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
ACA coverage leads to safety-net hospitals seeing fewer uninsured patients, boosts primary care, study finds
A new study from the Urban Institute shows safety-net hospitals, which have traditionally treated a large number of uninsured patients, are seeing more patients with insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Most ACA enrollees have paid premiums, according to McKinsey survey
Good news for physicians concerned about the 90-day grace period: Most health exchange enrollees have paid their premiums
Four strategies to build a hassle-free practice
Physicians can implement these workflow strategies at their practices to put the focus back on patient care and to better delegate care functions to clinical staff.
Medicare should not cover lung-cancer screening for smokers, CMS panel concludes
A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advisory panel concluded that Medicare should not cover annual lung cancer screening tests for heavy smokers, a recommendation that has been criticized by advocates of the screening test.
Physicians, EHR vendors struggling with Meaningful Use 2, CMS data shows
Only a small number of physicians and hospitals have attested to Meaningful Use stage 2, months into the reporting year, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.