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As FDA Eyes E-cigarettes, Opinions Abound

Marketing e-cigarettes in the U.S. has been a balancing act, and the biggest obstacles may still be ahead. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a few questions to answer.…
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The Impact of Meaningful Quality Measures

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires healthcare quality to be measured in meaningful ways in six broad areas, and a viewpoint article in the June 5 Journal…
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Keeping Bundled Payments From Un-bundling

As the United States moves closer to the reforms to be implemented under the Affordable Care Act, many insurers and healthcare providers are preparing for the shift from fee-for-service payments…
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How Crowdsourcing Fuels Healthcare Innovation

When it comes to your health, everyone knows you’re supposed to get a second opinion. But what about a third, fourth or even a thousandth opinion? Should the “wisdom of…
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Bundled Payments Tested for Reducing Costs and Payment Headaches

Physicians and insurers move toward providing medical care — and bills — in one comprehensive package.  When patients go to Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) in Minnesota for a total knee…
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The Campaign to Enroll America

Coalition led by former White House official uses campaign-style tactics to reach uninsured Americans. About 30 million uninsured Americans will soon be able to sign up for health insurance benefits,…