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Wyden Lauds Health Savings from Independence at Home Program‏

CMS Demonstration Yields Thousands of Dollars in Savings Per Beneficiary in First Year

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today touted new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that indicated significant first year results from the Independence at Home Demonstration, which provides primary care services to Medicare benef

New Medicare data available to increase transparency on hospital and physician utilization

Data serves as a rich resource to clearer look into Parts A and B costs, services, and trends

As part of the Administration’s efforts to promote better care, smarter spending, and healthier people, today CMS is posting the third annual release of the Medicare hospital utilization and payment data (both inpatient and outpatient) and the second annual release of the physician and other supp

Pharmaceutical Companies Gave Millions of Dollars to Oregon Physicians

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Research Centers Eli Lilly was the largest contributor followed by Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline with and Merck in this comprehensive analysis conducted by ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. The Lund Report extrapolated the Oregon data to present these latest findings.

Pharmaceutical companies handed out at least $40.7 million to Oregon physicians and healthcare institutions between 2009 and 2003.Undoubtedly, this figure does not represent all of the money, according to ProPublica because of the voluntary participation.

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