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Pharmaceutical Marketing Associated With Increased Opioid Prescription Rates

Pharmaceutical Marketing Associated With Increased Opioid Prescription Rates

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Payments correlated with prescribing opioids in 2014 may have influenced the increased prescription rates of 2015.

Medicare’s condition-specific readmission measures are poor reflectors of hospital quality

High variability was observed within hospital risk-standardized excess readmission ratios.

Undiagnosed CV events low for elderly patients in emergency department

Undiagnosed CV events low for elderly patients in emergency department

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Medicare patients with ED visits pertaining to imminent ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, stroke, acute myocardial infarctions, or other cardiovascular relating events are very likely to be diagnosed prior to hospital discharge.

Congress urged to reverse CMS clinician payment policy

Congress urged to reverse CMS clinician payment policy

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Healthcare organizations are calling on Congress to reverse the new CMS policy that has the potential to jeopardize patient access to Part B drug therapies.

Economic and racial barriers impact psoriasis treatment

Economic and racial barriers impact psoriasis treatment

Only 10% of Medicare beneficiaries were receiving biologic treatments for psoriasis.

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