Monthly Archives: July 2013

CMS Adjusts Elements of Medicare’s Value-Based Payment Modifier Program

CMS has proposed to begin phasing in a new program under Medicare designed to link physician compensation to the quality and efficiency of the care they provide.  The proposal would begin in 2015.  The new program may not have much … Continue reading

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Are Accountable Care Organizations Realistic Models for Lowering Health Care Costs?

There’s no denying that the country is deeply divided over the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. It is, however, the law of the land and is being implemented gradually into the health care system as hospitals, providers and insurers … Continue reading

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Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements

A Clinical Trial Agreement (“CTA”) is a legally binding agreement that manages the relationship between an “institution” (typically a hospital, university or medical center) and a “sponsor” of a clinical trial.  A well drafted CTA defines the scope of work … Continue reading

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