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Providers mostly applaud CMS over fee schedule, but some specialists fear cuts

Dive Brief: Lobbying groups for the country’s physicians and hospitals applauded CMS for its 2020 physician fee schedule rule largely due to the agency walking back a previous proposal that aimed to significantly alter how office visits, or evaluation and management (E/M) services, were coded and ultimately reimbursed. Still, the American Medical Association and American… Read More »

Zantac and some OTC meds found to contain suspected carcinogen first discovered in blood pressure drugs

The saga of potentially dangerous impurities in the U.S. drug supply continues. A suspected cancer-causing impurity that has been found in some blood pressure medicines has now shown up in Sanofi’s Zantac and some over-the-counter heartburn drugs.  At this point, the FDA says that while N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) has been discovered in these ranitidine medicines like… Read More »

Trump officials to make it easier for some illegal immigrants claiming medical emergencies to stay

The Trump administration will make it easier for a small portion of seriously ill illegal immigrants hoping to temporarily remain in the country to have their cases heard. In a statement, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it would reverse course and consider “deferred action” applications that were pending as of Aug. 7 by… Read More »