• Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on Chopping Block

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on Chopping Block

The US House of Representatives Appropriations committee has aimed to get rid of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), long disliked by some members of Congress. Last month, the House committee approved a spending bill that would give the NIH a $1.1 billion raise next year. However, some

Read more
  • Medicare to Release Physician-Payment Records Each Year

Medicare to Release Physician-Payment Records Each Year

The Federal government will begin releasing Medicare physician payment records annually, allowing public access to information about how billions of dollars are spent each year on payments to providers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that the government has decided to update the information annually, despite the concerns of groups such as

Read more