Weekly Nephrology/Health IT News Roundup :: April 13, 2012
Medicare processing of hardship exemption applications has lagged, hitting physicians with lower pay rates despite the steps they took to prevent the penalty.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a 1-year delay in its deadline for implementing the new ICD-10 diagnosis coding system.
During a meeting last week, MedPAC expressed concern that while participation rates have been climbing, they remain low, particularly for small independent hospitals and physician practices, and that the percentage of participants that actually have demonstrated Meaningful Use and received incentive payments lag behind.
Three products for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) have been chosen to participate in the FDA’s Innovation Pathway, an evolving system designed to help breakthrough technologies reach patients in a safe, timely and collaborative manner.
Despite uncertainly over how the Supreme Court will rule on the health law, a key provision intended to help transform the delivery of care is moving ahead.
Kidney Failure Devices to Receive Fast-Track FDA Reviews
A wearable artificial kidney and two other devices to treat renal failure will get fast-track reviews under a program U.S. regulators say can cut the time it takes to get “breakthrough” medical technology to market.