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17
Mar

MedPAC Releases March 2011 Report to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent congressional agency established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105–33) to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. Two reports—issued in March and June each year—are the primary outlets for Commission recommendations. In addition to annual reports and occasional reports on…
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8
Nov

How Medicare Killed the Family Doctor

An Opinion piece in the Nov. 8 Wall Street Journal bemoans how Medicare Killed the Family Doctor

8
Nov

More Physicians Are Going to Work for Hospitals Rather Than Hanging a Shingle

An article in the Nov. 8 Wall Street Journal notes that the traditional models of doctors hanging up their own shingles is fading fast as more go to work for consolidated health-care providers. Read more here.

18
Jun

WASCA’s Response to JAMA Study

WASCA STATEMENT RE: JUNE 9, 2010 JAMA ARTICLE

For Attribution to William Portuese, MD
President, Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently reported on a pilot study concerning adherence to new infection control practices prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and…
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9
Jun

ASC Industry Response to JAMA Study

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry Responds to Study in the Journal of the
American Medical Association.

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9
Jun

JAMA Study

Infection Control Assessment of Ambulatory Surgical Centers.

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