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Survey: Half of practices spend $40K per physician to comply with federal regs

Editor's Note A new Medical Group Management Association survey of 750 physician group practices finds that nearly half spend more than $40,000 per physician each year to comply with federal regulations, the August 10 FierceHealthcare reports. Respondents say the most burdensome regulation is Medicare’s new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 16, 2017
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FDA: Safety Alert on liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 10 issued a Safety Alert to update healthcare providers on five reports of unanticipated deaths that have occurred from 2016 to the present in patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity. Four reports involve the Orbera Intragastric…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 14, 2017
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Purpose of CMS readmission program questioned

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program has only seen a drop in readmissions by 0.1% from 2013 to mid-2016, which has industry experts and hospital leaders questioning its purpose, the August 12 Modern Healthcare reports. The Affordable Care Act mandated program, which…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 14, 2017
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Hospitals partnering with ASCs to perform outpatient total joints

Editor's Note With the growth of ambulatory surgeries and the shift to Medicare reimbursement for outpatient hip and knee replacements, hospitals are acquiring and forming joint ventures with ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), the August 5 Modern Healthcare reports. This allows hospitals to keep part of the revenue and better aligns…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 10, 2017
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Medicare ‘meaningful use’ data to be submitted via QualityNet

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced August 7 that hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in  Medicare’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program will submit their “meaningful use” data via QualityNet rather than the EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System beginning January 2, 2018,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 9, 2017
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CMS push to value-based care leading to more burnout

Editor's Note The push by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to transform healthcare delivery at community health centers to value-based care is increasing staff dissatisfaction and burnout, this study finds. From 2013 to 2014, clinicians and staff at 296 centers reported statistically significant declines in multiple measures…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 8, 2017
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FDA: Class I recall of Datascope Corp/Maquet intra-aortic balloon pump

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 4 classified the recall by Datascope Corp/Maquet (Mahwah, New Jersey) of its intra-aortic balloon pump as Class I, the most serious. The recall was issued because of the risk of a valve failure, which prevents the balloon from inflating and…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 8, 2017
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CMS releases FY 2018 inpatient PPS final rule

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on August 2 issued the FY 2018 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, which updates Medicare payment and policies when patients are discharged from hospitals. The rule increases rates by 1.2%. This includes an initial market-basket update of 2.7%…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 4, 2017
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FDA: Safety Alert for triamicinolone, moxifloxacin intravitreal injection by Guardian Pharmacy Services

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration on July 28 issued a Safety Alert for compounded triamicinolone and moxifloxacin for intravitreal injection by Guardian Pharmacy Services (Dallas, Texas). [The Guardian Pharmacy Services in Dallas is not affiliated with the national long-term care Guardian Pharmacy Services, LLC headquartered in Atlanta.] The…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 4, 2017
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FDA: ICU Medical recalls one lot of 0.9% sodium chloride injection, USP 1,000 mL

Editor's note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 31 announced the recall by ICU Medical, Inc (San Clemente, California) of one lot of 0.9% sodium chloride injection, USP 1,000 mL. The recall was issued because of a confirmed customer complaint of particulate matter identified as stainless steel in…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 4, 2017
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