No news for imaging is good news in June MedPAC report

June 16, 2015 — Recommendations for medical imaging are noticeably absent in the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) June report to Congress — a welcome break from the usual scrutiny that radiology receives from policymakers.

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White House Threatens to Veto Repeal of Medical Device Tax

As the House Rules Committee met on Monday to consider a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax, the Obama administration vowed to preserve the funding source to help finance health reform and offset the cost of the ACA. 
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MU Has Led to Digital Divide

A study of New York providers participating in the Meaningful Use (MU) incentive program found “systematic differences” between early adopters of EHRs and those who did not use EHRs before implementation of the program.

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Lawmakers to CMS: Create an ICD-10 Contingency Plan

An ICD-10 contingency plan is needed in case the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is unable to process the new codes, members of Congress said in a letter to Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt.

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