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NIH to cut research grants, services due to sequestration

The National Institutes of Health will award about 700 fewer competitive research grants this year than last year and slash other services to deal with budget cuts mandated by sequestration, according to a report released Monday night by the federal medical research agency.

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Barry Rosen: Physicians win one, lose one in anti-kickback opinions

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the federal Department of Health and Human Services recently released two advisory opinions clarifying the reach of the federal anti-kickback statute. That law makes it illegal for anyone to pay or receive money or other benefits designed to induce the referral of a patient for items or services payable by a federal health care program, such as Medicare.

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Feds want Maryland to go beyond health act

If quiet negotiations between policymakers and industry bear fruit, Maryland could join the short list of states attempting to go far beyond the Affordable Care Act in improving health and limiting spending. Federal officials are urging Maryland and its powerful ...

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