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Newly announced fraud charges against 243 individuals involved schemes of approximately $712 million worth in false billings, according to an announcement by HHS. CMS also suspended a number of providers.
A study published in PLOS ONE found that a higher intake of dietary trans fat correlated with memory loss in men 45 years old and younger.
The first year of CMS' Independence at Home Demonstration led to both higher quality care and and saved $25 million, an average of $3070 per participating beneficiary.
Despite the increased use of breast-conserving therapy among women with early-stage breast cancer, many women continue to undergo mastectomy, according to a study from researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston published in JAMA Surgery.
Scientists at Institut Pasteur in France have repurposed DPP4 inhibitors, used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus, to boost the body's immune response to tumors.
While Republicans continue to look at dismantling President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, they are also working on plans to extend subsidies temporarily to the millions of Americans who may lose the financial assistance should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell.
Concepts from the patient-centered medical home model can offer answers to giving the newly insured a place to find care outside of the emergency department setting.
In its proposed fiscal year 2016 funding bill, the House Appropriations Committee is looking to defund the Affordable Care Act, block additional funding for patient-centered outcomes research, and terminate the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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