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Face time proves mutually beneficial to patients, radiologists
Jun 08, 2015 - Patients often don’t understand who a radiologist is or what they do – as Rodney Dangerfield would have said, they “don’t get no respect.” But a patient’s perceptions about the specialty as a whole can be greatly improved by a brief face-to-face meeting with a radiologist, according...
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FDA panel to review PCSK9 inhibitor
Jun 08, 2015 - The FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee is scheduled to vote June 9 on the safety and effectiveness of the monoclonal antibody alirocumab as a treatment for patients with hypercholesterolemia.
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CMS chief data officer awarded as data liberator
Jun 08, 2015 - Niall Brennan, chief data officer and director of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is the recipient of the Health Data Consortium's Health Data Liberators Award.
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CMS issues final rule for shared savings program
Jun 08, 2015 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) that enhances the focus on primary care services and provides additional flexibility in the program to encourage increased participation.