Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend Update / Miscellany

  • Last week, the Senate continued to debate, but made no real progress toward adopting, a Medicare bill that would avoid a 10.6% cut to physician reimbursement on July 1. CMS has warned that any reimbursement change will have to be made retroactively if a law is not passed by June 16.
  • The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a $450,000 contract to assess and evaluate the scope of the medical identity theft problem in the U.S.
  • The eHealth Initiative issued a report on the state of electronic prescribing.

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