Hot Topics in Health Care Reform:
A Primer For those of who believe there is a pill for every ill, the recent flurry of legislation and ensuing debates on health care reform may be just too big a pill to swallow. You'll need a very large glass of water for sure.
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CMS Proposes Rule for Organ Procurement Organizations Aimed At Increasing Organ Donation and Improving Performance
On February 4, 2005, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule establishing new Conditions of Participation (CoP) for organ procurement organizations (OPOs), including new outcome.
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Medicare Proposes Comprehensive Regulations for Transplant Centers
On February 4, 2005, the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for a transplant center's approval and reapproval to perform Medicare-covered organ transplants.
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Highlights of the Kidney Disease Economics Conference The Kidney Disease Economics Conference
brought together practicing nephrologists, social workers, patients, the pharmaceutical industry, policy advocates, and dialysis providers to discuss the economic barriers to providing "ideal" patient care for renal disease patients.
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Organ Donation and Recovery Improvement Act of 2004 Emphasizes Increasing Donation Rather Than Systematic Change
With the passage of the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) in 1984, the United States federal government began the process of establishing a comprehensive framework for the development and administration of a national transplant system.
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A Rose by Any Other Name: Finding a Suitable Definition of Body Parts for Legal Purposes -- Legal Commentary
There are many reasons the Supreme Court chooses not to review a case up on appeal. It might be that the issue is best left to the states. It might be that the lower courts do not differ that much in their interpretation of the law.
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