November 8, 2012


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Disparities in Health Care Quality Among Minority Women

Disparities in Healthcare Quality Among Racial and Ethnic Groups: Selected Findings—Updated

Healthcare Quality and Disparities in Women: Highlights—Updated

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ASTRO Urges OMB to Avert the Proposed Medicare Payment Cuts

GAO Finds Self-Referrals Increase Medicare Spending

HOPPS 2013 Final Rule Fact Sheet 11-12

2013 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Sheet Summary 11-12

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ASTRO Urges OMB to Avert the Proposed Medicare Payment Cuts

The administration is facing pressure from lawmakers and radiation oncologists to back off a proposed $300 million Medicare payment cut for certain radiation treatments, with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) telling White House Office of Management and Budget officials that the cuts could lead to clinic closures and consolidations which would decrease patient access to freestanding cancer centers... [see full article]

GAO Finds Self-Referrals Increase Medicare Spending

According to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, physicians are driving up Medicare costs with self-referrals. Medicare paid $109 million more in 2010 for MRIs and CT services than it would have absent self-referral incentives, the report found... [see full article]

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