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CMS issues final Stage 2 rule for meaningful use under HITECH

August 28, 2012

Final rule sets obligations for meeting “core" and “menu” objectives, and reveals framework for reimbursement cuts after 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012

Individual mandate is upheld as a tax

Can using a hearing aid improve your love life?

February 17, 2012

According to the findings of a recent study, yes. Swiss hearing instrument manufacturer Phonak has released the results of its “Hearing Is Living”

Oldest Reliance exam chair found

February 17, 2012

Dr. Scott Anderson of Suncoast ENT Surgical Specialists, a practice with offices in Tampa and Spring Hill, Fla., has won a new Reliance Medical exam

New dermal filler gets FDA nod

November 17, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merz Aesthetics’ Belotero Balance® Dermal Filler for injection into the dermis for the correction

Integrated physical/vital signs assessment system

November 16, 2011

The Welch Allyn Connex® Integrated Wall System features traditional Welch Allyn physical assessment instruments—an integrated ophthalmoscope and

U.S. Supreme Court accepts ACA case

November 16, 2011

On Nov. 14, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear one of several cases that have been working their way through the federal court system

HIPAA-compliant, Internet-based spoken language therapy for deaf children

November 16, 2011

An Internet learning program, iHear, providing speech and language therapy for children with hearing impairments, has been launched by the St. Joseph

Postoperative nasal airway device

November 16, 2011

The Kotler Nasal AirwayÔ, inserted after a nose operation, allows patients to breathe immediately after surgery and throughout the first 1- to 5-day

BREAKING NEWS: Federal Appeals Court Tosses Out Challenge to Healthcare Reform Law

September 7, 2011

The three-judge panel determines lack of standing for Virginia attorney generalby Mark Hagland   In a surprise move, a three-judge panel of a

Special promotion: Power exam chair and treatment cabinet

May 17, 2011

MTI, Inc.’s Spring 2011 Otolaryngology (ENT) promotion, entitled, "Plan for the Future," offers product incentives with the purchase of the MTI 423

Update: Evidence-based guidelines for imaging of head and neck cancers

May 9, 2011

New and updated guidelines to help healthcare providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam for a patient’s clinical condition are now

AMA launches CPT code app for physicians and offers prizes for app ideas

March 29, 2011

March 30, 2011--On the heels of the AMA's launch of its first app for physicians--a free application that allows them to quickly find CPT billing

Hearing system cleared for Tx of single-sided deafness

February 4, 2011

Sonitus Medical, Inc., a medical device company that manufactures the world's first nonsurgical and removable hearing prosthesis to transmit sound

HEALTH Act of 2011 (H.R. 5) gains strong support

January 26, 2011

January 25, 2011--The American Medical Association (AMA) and 100 medical and physician organizations today sent a letter to the sponsors of H.R. 5,

New safety syringe addresses needle-stick risk

November 15, 2010

Unilife Corporation’s Unitract® 1-ml syringe is now available for purchase in the United States. It differs from other syringes in that it features

Line of surgical scissors launched

November 15, 2010

Spectrum Surgical Instruments introduces its line of Spectrum SuperCutTM Scissors. These instruments feature black ring handles, a knife-edged

AMA: Congress must act now to prevent Medicare catastrophe

November 8, 2010

November 8, 2010—American Medical Association President Cecil B. Wilson, MD, speaking today at a press conference during the AMA’s semiannual meeting

Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus cetuximab: Promising Tx for head and neck cancers

November 2, 2010

According to researchers at the University of  Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), a radiation therapy

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