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  • 09.21.11

    The medical device industry and jobs

    The Hill | Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    With the markets seesawing and unemployment rising, creating and maintaining jobs remains Americans’ top priority. Spurring job creation in a field that actually improves people’s lives would be doubly beneficial, which is why health innovation remains a top public policy objective.

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  • 09.20.11

    Mammo rates for immigrant women in U.S. have improved

    AuntMinnie | Kate Madden Yee

    Mammography rates have improved among foreign-born women residing in the U.S., with access to healthcare driving much of the change, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting being held this week in Washington, DC.

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  • 09.19.11

    ACR urges ‘supercommittee’ to spare imaging from budget cuts

    DotMed | Brendon Nafziger

    The American College of Radiology asked the so-called supercommittee, a group of senators and congressmen tasked with slashing $1.2-1.5 trillion from the national budget, to spare imaging in any future Medicare cuts. In a Sept. 13 letter to the committee, a 12-member panel filled equally by Republicans and Democrats, the ACR said advanced imaging (CT, MRI, PET) has unfairly been the main target of Medicare cuts over the past six years. And the scale of the cuts has forced some radiologists to shut their doors.

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  • 09.16.11

    After RBM challenge, Del. requires Blue Cross to adopt appropriate use

    Cardiovascular Business

    Tim Trysla, executive director of Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC), applauded the decision and noted that there is no research showing that RBMs achieve the long-term cost savings that proponents claim they do.

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  • 09.13.11

    Most cases of dementia are not diagnosed: report

    Reuters | Julie Steenhuysen

    (Reuters) – About 28 million of the nearly 36 million people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias have not been diagnosed, robbing them from the benefit of treatments and the chance to have a say in their future care, according to a report released Tuesday.

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  • 08.19.11

    Hospitalizations following CT scans in emergency departments fall by half

    AMedNews | Kevin B. O'Reilly

    Newly published data from more than 350,000 patient visits show that hospital admissions after a scan in the ED fell by more than half.

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  • 08.16.11

    ‘Super Committee:’ What’s To Become Of Medicare, Medicaid?

    Kaiser Health News

    Although President Barack Obama continues to make clear that, in his view, reforming these entitlement programs is necessary to find budget savings, one policy expert says such cuts might have very little impact on deficit spending.

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  • 08.14.11

    A breast cancer breakthrough?

    AuntMinnie | Mary Carmichael

    In what doctors hope is a big step forward, new 3-D mammograms promise better detection and fewer false alarms for hundreds of thousands of American women.

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  • 08.10.11

    JACR: New System Curbs Patient ID Errors

    Cardiovascular Business

    A four-step process reduced patient identification errors in medical imaging and offered a useful, easy, quick and relevant process for staff members, according to a study published in the August issue of Journal of American College of Radiology.

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  • 08.9.11

    How Debt Deal Could Squeeze Medicare Pay Even More

    Amednews | Charles Fiegl

    The last-minute agreement that lawmakers and the White House reached to avoid a default on the nation’s debt also considerably raises the stakes for physicians pushing for congressional action on Medicare payment before the end of the year.

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