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Questions About the 2013 Implementation of IPAB

by Tom Norton With the general election behind us, the anticipated avalanche of ObamaCare regulations has begun.  Last week, it was reported that more than 13,000 pages of rules and regulations have been issued by HHS since Nov. 6th.   A huge amount of activity, to be sure, but as stated, not surprising.  That’s because the […]
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Working Out the Kinks in Health IT

Industry executives and government officials convened in Washington DC yesterday to examine the present state of health information technology (HIT), and to identify the bugs, challenges and hiccups that continue to plague EHR platforms, and the policies that regulate them.
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Drug Reimbursement and the "New Medicaid"

by Tom Norton A lot has been written about the “state option” created by the Supreme Court ruling on HCR, and what it means to American medicine. Sorting out an opinion will, to a degree, depend on whom you read and what you believe. But regardless of where you come out on this issue, there […]
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PBMs to Super Committee: Take $100 Billion From Pharma

A trade group representing the largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) has proposed a way to trim $100 billion in government costs for prescription drugs over 10 years. To the pharmaceutical industry, that trim might look more like a beheading.
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Daschle to Spearhead Healthcare Reform

President-elect Barack Obama is moving quickly in selecting former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle as secretary of Health and Human Services. Daschle has been a close advisor to Obama, and now is slated to be the administration’s point person on moving health reform legislation through Congress. Reform advocates consider the selection a sign that the […]
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