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Doc group urges action on climate change

The healthcare sector has a major role to play in confronting climate change, and that role encompasses both education and direct action, according to a position paper from the American College of Physicians published in the  Annals of Internal Medicine.

NIH cancer 'Moonshot' program looking for some bright ideas

The National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute is asking researchers and the public to submit ideas for its National Cancer Moonshot program.

CMS proposed inpatient payment rule rolls back two-midnight rule cuts

The federal goverment will no longer enforce inpatient payment cuts under the controversial two-midnight rule, according to the proposed rule released Monday. 

Jury awards Epic $940M in lawsuit against Tata, TCS

A jury has awarded Epic Systems $940 million in damages in its trade secret lawsuit against Tata Consultancy Services and Tata America International Corporation, according to  Reuters.

A look inside the feds' alternative payment lab

In an office complex in Baltimore, a diverse group of experts is conducting more than 60 experiments with one common goal--to reinvent Medicare payment models.

3 tips for dealing with state medical board investigations

When it comes to state medical board investigations, doctors would be smart to tread carefully regardless of how frivolous a complaint may seem, according to an article in  Medscape.

4 issues that docs must tackle this year

From the need to embrace patient engagement to heading off any ICD-10-related hiccups, 2016 is a year that will continue to keep physicians on their toes, according to a recent issue brief published by Navigant Consulting.

Andy Slavitt, GOP lawmakers spar over reinsurance payments

Republican lawmakers clashed with a top federal health official over reinsurance payments in a House subcommittee hearing Friday, with legislators accusing government officials of having a "cozy" relationship with the insurance industry, and using the reinsurance program as "an attempt to prop up Obamacare."  

VA wait time scandal: How agency resolved 56,000 cases of delayed care in one day

The Department of Veterans Affairs has resolved most of the 56,000 cases of patients who waited too long for care by shutting down operations for a day to focus on those cases, according to a case study published by the  NEJM Catalyst.

NY Attorney General sues insurer for hepatitis C coverage decisions

The New York Attorney General has sued the Albany-based Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, accusing the insurer of denying hepatitis C medications to patients until they showed more advanced symptoms of the disease, the Associated Press reports.