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CMS Opens Sunshine Act Review

CMS Opens Sunshine Act Review

Physicians have 45 days to review and dispute payments from industry. The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit opening on Thursday is clear evidence of the advances that can come with clinicians and industry working together. But such cooperation comes with oversight. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened its Open Pay-ments system to allow…

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Digital Health Companies Poised to Grow

Digital Health Companies Poised to Grow

When the OIS started its digital showcase in 2012, there was only one company presenting in the category. “Today there are six—evidence that this area has huge momentum,” said Gilbert H. Kliman, MD, OIS Co-Chair and Managing Director of InterWest Partners. Mobile health platforms and applications lead the pack, with new approaches to diagnosis, patient…

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AAO Sees Good and Bad in Consolidation

AAO Sees Good and Bad in Consolidation

Speaking at the recent OIS@AAO meeting, American Academy of Ophthalmology EVP and CEO David W. Parke II, MD, highlighted health care system integration forces that are aggregating physicians into larger groups, encouraging hospital mergers, and accelerating physician employment. Much of the consolidation is happening as part of the push towards accountable care organizations (ACOs). About…

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