Dec. 16 , 2010

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Today's Featured Story

Reform’s Impact on Drug Pricing May Vary From Congressional Budget Office’s Analysis

A Congressional Budget Office analysis of the health reform law’s effects on prescription drug pricing has some questionable assumptions, claims one expert. And those suppositions could gloss over the possibility of commercial payers being hit with increased drug costs, particularly for specialty drugs.... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

“It’s not like NCQA has any authority here. There is nothing in the [federal health reform] statute that grants NCQA any role to play in the accreditation process [for accountable care organizations.]”

— Bruce Merlin Fried, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of SNR Denton US LLP and former head of HCFA’s managed care division, told AIS’s ACO BUSINESS NEWS.

Click here to read the ACO BUSINESS NEWS article in which this quote appeared. (Free for ABN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


Today's Datapoint

58%... of health care entities have little or no confidence in their ability to secure patient records, according to a new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by ID Experts.



People on the Move

Lanx, Inc., a privately held medical device company, named Dan Gladney CEO. Gladney was health care operating partner at Norwest Equity Partners....CardioNet, Inc., a wireless medical technology company, appointed Daniel Wisniewski senior vice president of business operations. Wisniewski was chief information officer at CCS Medical, Inc.


Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

Aegis Medical Systems, Inc.
Assistant Clinic Manager
Bakersfield, Calif.

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