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Medicare Lags In Detecting Hazardous Prescribing Patterns
Monday, 13 May 2013 08:34
An analysis by ProPublica and The Washington Post has found that Medicare does little to track doctor prescription patterns when they're prescribing potentially hazardous drugs.
ProPublica/Washington Post: Dangers Found In Lack Of Safety Oversight For Medicare Drug Benefit
An analysis of four years of Medicare prescription records shows that some...
Viewpoints: Obama Took Risk On Budget Offer And Was Slammed By Rep. Ryan; Health Law Could 'Quash' Progress On Spending
Monday, 13 May 2013 08:33
Bloomberg: Obama's Budget Put The Onus On Ryan
Obama took a risk and proposed a budget containing cuts to entitlements cherished by his party. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, and his cohorts were unmoved; they wouldn't give an inch on new revenue. Simpson and Bowles gave Obama a pat on the back and largely...
Navigator Headlines: May 13, 2013
Monday, 13 May 2013 06:26
Today's headlines include reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been seeking out funds from private sources to support efforts to publicize the health law.
Kaiser Health News: Under-26 Coverage: Does It Matter If My Child Just Got Out Of Jail? (Video)
Kaiser Health News consumer columnist Michelle Andrews...
GOP Leaders Refuse To Name Candidates For Medicare Cost Control Board
Friday, 10 May 2013 08:21
House Speaker John Boehner tells reporters that he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will not nominate anyone to serve on the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
The Associated Press/Washington Post: GOP Leaders Say They Won’t Name Candidates to Health Care Advisory Board
House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack...
Viewpoints: The Threat From 'Contagion Exhaustion;' An Economist Sees Humor In Hospital Pricing
Friday, 10 May 2013 08:18
The New York Times: The Next Contagion: Closer Than You Think
There has been a flurry of recent attention over two novel infectious agents: the first, a strain of avian influenza virus (H7N9) in China that is causing severe respiratory disease and other serious health complications in people; the second, a coronavirus, first reported last year in...
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