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Location, Location, Location
Written by Editor   
Monday, May 01, 2017 07:21 AM

What is the driving factor behind the use of unneeded tests?  Provider type? Specialty?  Nope.  It is the location of the practice.  Those that are hospital-based order low-value care such as expensive imaging, unneeded tests and referrals to other specialists more frequently.

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FDA Advisers Negative on OTC Combos
Written by Editor   
Sunday, April 16, 2017 01:20 PM

Over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic-antacid combinations are not a “rational” treatment for minor stomach issues, two FDA advisory committees have declared.  Members also expressed concern about using OTC products to treat hangovers.

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Age-Based Testing of Physician Competence Stirs Controversy
Written by Editor   
Sunday, April 16, 2017 01:15 PM

Studies published by the AMA have demonstrated "the preponderance of evidence suggests that physicians have a limited ability to accurately self-assess."  There is a movement arising to call for mandatory assessment of older doctors.

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Telligen Chosen to Provide Support for Small Practices in CMS Quality Payment Program
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Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:25 PM

A contract has been awarded to a “Best Practices Academy” to help small practices in several northern states to prepare for the new quality payment program of MACRA.

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Legislative report, April 6, 2017
Thursday, April 06, 2017 07:26 PM

By Kaden Norton

On Wednesday, April 5th, the Sunset bill for the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Senate Bill 304 by Sen. Van Taylor) passed the Texas Senate unanimously. SB 304's passage is critical to the chiropractic profession and its patients as it, among other things, clarifies that the practice of chiropractic includes the authority of Doctors of Chiropractic to diagnose the biomechanical condition of the spine and musculoskeletal system. The bill also continues the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners as a standalone agency for 12 years and eliminates the requirement that chiropractic facilities be registered with the Board. SB 304 has been sent to the Texas House of Representatives, where it will likely be considered in the next few weeks.

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