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Specialists caution against building MACRA on a flawed cornerstone
Specialists caution against building MACRA on a flawed cornerstone
Andrew Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), recently surprised many by voicing what healthcare providers in the country had known for years: CMS� staged Meaningful Use program had outlived its usefulnes...
Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain
Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain
Prednisone, a drug commonly prescribed to treat acute sciatica � the back and leg pain caused by a herniated disk � is almost completely ineffective against the condition, a randomized trial has found.
FDA approves new uses for Medtronic's Infuse Bone Graft
FDA approves new uses for Medtronic's Infuse Bone Graft
For the first time, U.S. regulators have cleared Medtronic�s controversial Infuse Bone Graft biologic product for lower-back surgery for use with plastic � rather than titanium � spinal components.
The Next Marketing Frontier: Your Medical Records
The Next Marketing Frontier: Your Medical Records
When Allan Treadwell views patient charts on his computer, a yellow alert sometimes pops up�a handy feature that tells him when a patient is due for vaccines for hepatitis B, influenza or other ailments.