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Doctor Tells Congress That Communication Is Hampered by FDA, CMS Practices

July 28, 2014 – FDA and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policies are barriers to ongoing evidence development and communication, Dr. Gregory Schimizzi told the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health July 22 at a hearing to explore “21st Century Cures.” Schimizzi, a member of the board of directors and past […]

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Medicare Doctor Payment Fix Legislation Is Best Vehicle for Sunshine Act Amendments

Feb. 10, 2014 – New legislation put forth last week by Committee leaders in both the House and Senate proposes a change to the Medicare physician payment system and could be a solid vehicle to which the publishing community can attach amendments to the Sunshine Act provisions. Specifically, industry is calling for medical textbooks and peer-reviewed […]

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CMS: Textbooks and Reprints Do Not Fall Under Sunshine Act Statutory Exclusion

Jan. 10, 2014 – According to a recent article in Policy and Medicine, a letter from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to several members of Congress states that although CMS agrees that textbooks and medical reprints are educational, “‘we do not believe these materials fall within the statutory exclusion’” of […]

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