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Gearing up for Medicare’s imaging decision support requirements

Buried in the federal regulations describing Medicare’s Appropriate Use Criteria Program, which launches January 1, is a pertinent detail: The immediate financial burden of noncompliance with Medicare’s diagnostic imaging requirements will fall squarely on providers that furnish these tests. Yes, that means radiology practices and hospital radiology departments, and not ordering providers. For now, 2020… Read More »

Novartis C.E.O. Defends Company’s Decision to Withhold False Data From the F.D.A.

The chief executive of Novartis on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to delay telling the Food and Drug Administration about manipulated data involving its $ 2.1 million gene therapy treatment, saying that it “thoroughly, aggressively” investigated the issue and that patient safety was never threatened. Vas Narasimhan, the chief executive, also indicated in a call… Read More »