CMS Reduces CJR Mandatory Participation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new proposed rule that would reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model from 67 to 34 and allow the remaining 33 to opt-in to...

Patrick Conway Leaves CMS

CMS has announced that Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and CMS Chief Medical Officer will leave the agency to serve as CEO for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Dr. Conway received the American Medical Association’s...

Indiana Physician Killed over Opioids

On July 26, 2017, Todd Graham, MD was shot and killed by the spouse of a patient who was demanding an opioid prescription for pain. Dr. Graham was a board certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine partner at South Bend Orthopaedics in...
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