Dec. 20 , 2010

 
Today's Featured Story

Medicare Reviewers Are Now Challenging Physician Diagnoses, Wading Into Medical Decision Making
Reprinted from REPORT ON MEDICARE COMPLIANCE

Complex reviews are getting a whole lot more complex, as some Medicare reviewers reportedly wade deeper into medical decision making.... Read Full Story

 

Quote of the Day

“FDA and CMS are supposed to be separate, but in the middle of the night, they’re holding hands part of the time.

— Leonard Kalman, M.D., an oncologist with Advanced Medical Specialties, discussing approval for the prostate cancer drug Provenge with AIS’s SPECIALTY PHARMACY NEWS.

Click here to read the SPECIALTY PHARMACY NEWS article in which this quote appeared. (Free for SPN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).

 

Today's Datapoint

$500 million ... is the approximate price tag in Aetna Inc.’s acquisition of Medicity, a Utah-based health information exchange vendor.

Click here to read the HEALTH PLAN WEEK article in which this datapoint appeared. (Free for HPW subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).

 

People on the Move

The Pacific Business Group on Health named Bill Kramer executive director of national policy. Kramer has been providing policy analysis and guidance to the Oregon Business Council and strategic and technical assistance to the state government....Jean-Paul Creusat, M.D., has been named chief medical informatics officer for Ardent Health Services. Creusat was with ROI Healthcare Solutions, a health care IT consulting company.

 

Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Burlington, Vt.



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