Category Archives: Industry Image

Release of CMS Medicare Payment Data a Sunshine Dress Rehearsal

There were two major healthcare stories last week. ¬†One involved the announcement that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be leaving and the nomination by President Obama of Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to … Continue reading

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Seeking Transparency on Sunshine Act

Yesterday Senators Kohl and Grassley submitted a letter to CMS seeking information on the implementation of the Sunshine Act – the legislation passed and signed into law that would put into place a system for public reporting of the financial … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs of Health IT

There was an interesting article this weekend in the New York Times by Robert Pear "Privacy Issue Complicates Push to Link Medical Data" regarding the goal of the incoming Obama Administration to create jobs and great security from medical error … Continue reading

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FTC Report on Generic Drug Deals

No doubt the latest report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Competition is going to set the hair of several congresspeople on fire and will perhaps result in a hearing on the matter.  The subject of the report … Continue reading

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Congressional Hearing on FDA’s Handling of Avandia

I don’t know what the record is for announcing a Congressional investigation after breaking news, but the title may go to Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), under whose feet no grass grows.  I think he may hold the record.  There has … Continue reading

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