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Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »

CMS unveils 'new direction' for MSSP that adds more risk on ACOs

Dive Brief: CMS announced a “new direction” for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) dubbed “Pathways to Success.” The changes will redesign participation options in hopes of encouraging accountable care organizations to take on risk quicker. CMS said ACOs taking on more risk can lead to more savings for the Medicare Trust Funds. The change… Read More »