Government & Medicine

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09/23/2014 — The AAFP and 16 other health care organizations recently sent a letter to HHS asking for flexibility in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive programs to keep physicians and hospitals from dropping out.

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MedPAC Debates Ways to Combat Rising Drug Costs

Spending in 2012 Topped $13 Billion

09/19/2014 — Medicare spending for Part B drugs furnished by physicians has increased since a policy supporting lower-cost alternatives was rescinded in 2010. Members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recently considered several proposed formulas for determining appropriate payment for prescription drugs.

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09/17/2014 — Steven Waldren, M.D., director of the AAFP's Alliance for eHealth Innovation, answers questions about the final rule regarding 2014 meaningful use regulations in this installment of Ask the Expert.

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