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"… huge role, too. Screening can generate enormous profits — especially for physicians who own testing or treatment equipment. Studies show that doctors who own …"

"… essional hearing that Medicare’s directors needed to “strongly caution physicians to avoid routine screening.” It was hard to get the message heard, with …"

"… “With patient revenue being down as much as 30 percent in some specialty physician groups, a partnership  ... can bring tremendous value to you.”Zero, …"

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"… the anecdote yet again."I am not a doctor, I'm not a scientist, I'm not a physician," Bachmann said. "All I was doing is reporting what this woman told me las …"

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"… n you look at how Texas stacks up with the rest of the country in terms of physician growth in direct patient care, tort reform appears to have given Texas no …"

"… rding to statistics compiled by the American Medical Association and other physician organizations, Texas has actually lost ground when it comes to the number …"

"… n the state since tort reform was enacted. Big time.In 2008, the number of physicians in patient care per 10,000 civilian population in the United States was 2 …"

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"… e to rely on being right instead of being rich.” …"

"… edicare administrators and a committee of doctors that influences the fees physicians are paid by the federal health program for the elderly.A draft of the sui …"

"… iation/Specialty Society Relative Value Update Committee, or RUC, to value physician services paid for by Medicare.The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court …"

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"… lth centers run at least a dollar less per patient per day compared to all physician settings ($1.67 vs. $2.64), and far below the cost of a hospital stay. &nb …"

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"… ons paid for by the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan include a valid physician identifier. That is currently not required.In February, iWatch News report …"

"… tly not required.In February, iWatch News reported that the use of invalid physician prescriber numbers is so common that the program cannot identify the top p …"

"… n prescriber numbers is so common that the program cannot identify the top physician prescribers of oxycodone and Ritalin, two highly addictive drugs frequentl …"

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"… mittee, sponsored a bill in which incentives were specifically promised to physicians and hospitals. That measure never got out of committee, but it provided a …"

"… ospitals were made eligible to receive the incentive payments. But nurses, physician’s assistants, behavioral health providers, home-care practitioners, emer …"

"… gress recommending that HITECH be amended to extend Medicaid incentives to physician assistants if at least 30 percent of their patients are on Medicaid.“The …"

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"… likely override them, much as they have done to prevent the reductions in physician payment rates otherwise required by the sustainable growth rate formula in …"

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"… ty Society Relative Value Update Committee, or RUC, a committee the family physicians’ group has long criticized for under-valuing the work of family doctors …"

"… investigated every conceivable impact on family medicine and primary care physicians and the patients we serve.”The RUC is a group of 29 physicians nominate …"

"… mary care physicians and the patients we serve.”The RUC is a group of 29 physicians nominated by medical specialty societies that advises the Centers for Med …"

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"… uce dirty energy which is a health problem,” said Dr. William Sammons, a physician who is part of the Biomass Accountability Project and has traveled the cou …"

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"… e the data public and said releasing the data could increase fraud and put physicians at risk for identity theft.Durbin spokeswoman Christina Mulka, however, s …"

"… goes further than the previous bills to address the AMA’s concern about physician privacy because it “would only make summary level data available to the …"

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"… much Medicare pays doctors is catching heat both from lawmakers and family physicians who believe the panel is not representing their interests.  In late …"

"… relied on since 1991 for information it uses to price Medicare payments to physicians.Critics of the close industry-government partnership have said that since …"

"… he arrangement represents a conflict of interest that essentially allows a physician interest group to set the prices its members receive from Medicare. The wo …"

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"… stics. It is a certified photocopy of a "Certificate of Birth" signed by a physician. This one does appear to meet State Department requirements. And so does O …"

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"… rs to identify perpetrators of fraud – the vast majority of whom are not physicians.”Rohack also said including a physician’s provider identification num …"

"… e vast majority of whom are not physicians.”Rohack also said including a physician’s provider identification number in a public database, as the legislatio …"

"… s the legislation suggests, could actually increase Medicare fraud and put physicians at risk for identity theft.Thursday’s bill is the second this session t …"

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"… ll reduce medical errors, simplify administrative processes, and rebalance physician reimbursements to pay for the best quality care instead of the number of p …"

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"… health reform bill wound up — briefly — in a government “rule” on physician reimbursement.The proposed provision would have allowed Medicare to pay do …"

"… wever, the provision was included in a rule that was issued by Medicare on physician payment rates. When the rule became public, Republicans pounced once again …"

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"… with doctors. Up to 90 percent of health care spending is attributed to a physician’s influence on medical services.Following are other new watchdog reports …"

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"… e written by real doctors.The new report, based on 2007 data, said invalid physician prescriber numbers are so common in Medicare records that the program cann …"

"… ke the steps to tighten it up.”The OIG has warned Medicare about invalid physician identifier numbers several times.As far back as 2001, the OIG reported tha …"

"… n for durable medical equipment orders associated with invalid or inactive physician identifiers. Some $8 million of that was later proven to be for claims ass …"

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"… ocketed during the six years of billing data the Center examined. In 2003, physicians, clinics and hospitals billed Medicare for only around 426,000 digital ma …"

"… images are beamed “back to the mother ship” and in some cases on to a physician in Los Angeles who interprets mammograms in his home office.When speaking …"

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"… v. Sebelius, a suit which claims the health-care law discriminates against physician-owned hospitals and violates constitutional protections for due process an …"

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"… nlikely arena for Big Tobacco to make a stand. But Mujica’s predecessor, physician Tabaré Vázquez, had pushed new tobacco controls that threatened to turn …"

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"… federal government. Instead, the group is comprised almost exclusively of physicians themselves, the very people who have the most to win or lose based on how …"

"… ns to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the value of physician work. CMS has overwhelmingly rubber-stamped RUC recommendations, accepting …"

"… s say, means CMS is handing over some of its payment policy decisions to a physician organization with a massive and obvious conflict of interest. The arrangem …"

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"… l 2029, rather than running out in 2017, and that Medicare’s coverage of physician services should be more stable as well. But Bixby and other critics have f …"

"… hey had to tie their estimates to “unrealistic substantial reductions in physician payments.”And in an unusually harsh statement, Richard S. Foster, the ch …"

"… services. It’s that specialists are rewarded more than the primary care physicians who are likely to be needed in coming years. Robert A. Berenson, a senior …"

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"… gh 2013 (GAO).* Congress annually overrides scheduled Medicare cuts in the physician fee schedule known as the “sustainable growth rate” system as the volu …"

"… chedule known as the “sustainable growth rate” system as the volume of physician services provided to Medicare patients grows at more than double the rate …"

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"… n this month to fix it.To prevent fraud, pharmacies are required to submit physician ID numbers to health plans that contract with the Centers for Medicare and …"

"… hout a valid identifier, we cannot even be sure that the actual practicing physician prescribed the drug, much less determine the physician’s name, verify th …"

"… e actual practicing physician prescribed the drug, much less determine the physician’s name, verify the physician was appropriately licensed, or identify que …"

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"… to promote the technology’s swift adoption. Under Blumenthal, a Harvard physician, the office has campaigned tirelessly since last April to sell the medical …"

"… eeting obtained by the Investigative Fund.In backing her staff, Hamburg, a physician, risked a collision with a top White House goal to roll out the electronic …"

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"… e, the National Workers Confederation says.Dr. Guadalupe Aguilar Madrid, a physician and researcher with the Mexican Social Security Institute, which oversees …"

"… “We were told we could lose our jobs,” the employee says.Aguilar, the physician, says she sympathizes with the people of Barrio de San Lucas and the Ameri …"

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"… umenthal, the government’s top medical technology officer. Blumenthal, a physician, said in an interview that he believes the benefits will be greatest for p …"

"… build links between the electronic record systems for 12 hospitals and 700 physicians in western Colorado. The group hopes to send doctors email alerts advisin …"

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"… e looking at all of the options for reporting,” said David Blumenthal, a physician and the top digital records official at HHS. “We’ll look at them …"

"… or example, many reports cite problems with a system known as computerized physician order entry, or CPOE, a critical piece of electronic medical records techn …"

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