A new rule will increase 340B drug program cuts by expanding changes to off-campus provider-based hospital outpatient departments paid under the Physician Fee Schedule.
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In August 2017, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a new bill to the Senate that would add requirements for medical device cybersecurity, including mandated testing and better remote access protections. The Medical Device Cybersecurity Act of 2017 seeks to improve medical device security by: Increasing transparency of medical device security by creating a “cyber […]
© James Steidl / shutterstock.com The 21st Century Cures Act, also known as the Cures Act, provides the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with critical tools and resources to advance biomedical research across the spectrum, from foundational basic research studies to advanced clinical trials of promising new therapies. Both the U.S. House of Representatives and […]
Most otolaryngologists likely have heard about reference pricing, the relatively nascent concept that a payer—be it a person, a plan, or a pension fund—contributes a set amount toward specific procedures. The most public example of the model is the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), which in 2011 began using the concept to determine what […]