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The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted its final evidence report and draft recommendation statement on screening for lung cancer.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) joined more than 50 other organizations in urging the Obama administration to issue regulations or guidance before January 2014 to ensure that health plans implement an important provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that would remove a critical obstacle to patients interested in participating in research.
Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) technology and services, announced that, after undergoing the rigorous review process, its Precyse HIM Technology & Services Suite has been awarded the “Peer Reviewed by [Healthcare Financial Management Association] HFMA®” designation.
Swedish Med­ical Center, is the first Colorado hospital to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification in pancreatic and lung cancer care.
Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC (RCCA), one of the nation’s largest oncology physician groups, has partnered with GenPath Oncology, a business unit of BioReference Laboratories, to bring advanced diagnostics to the practice’s more than 230,000 cancer patients.
The issue of cost in clinical decision-making is increasingly becoming necessary in the face of growing healthcare costs, limited resources, and often limited access to care.

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