Practice Update

Practice Update

New and views on issues related to improving the quality of hematologic care

American Society of Hematology’s Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism and von Willebrand Disease

In 2018, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) has continued its efforts to develop and publish evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to help practicing hematologists...

Policy Updates

ASH Calls for Payment Innovation in Rare Diseases Such as Sickle Cell Disease The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), a branch of the...

CMS Tests New Medicare Part B Reimbursement Model: How Will It Affect Hematologists?

In March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to test new models to improve Medicare Part B physician...

New Medicare Care Choices Model Seeks to Expand Access to Palliative Care

On July 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 141 hospices that have been selected to participate in the new Medicare...

ICD-10: Ready or Not!

After two one-year reprieves, it’s finally here: The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM). Nationwide, on October 1, 2015, all health-care business...

Choosing Wisely Across the Spectrum of Internal Medicine

The Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, encourages clinicians and patients to engage in conversations to reduce...

Congress Repeals SGR Bill. What Now?

In April 14, 2015, the U.S. Senate passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) by an overwhelming bipartisan majority –...

Ten Things Doctors and Patients Should Question: An Update from the Choosing Wisely Task...

Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, is a campaign that encourages clinicians and patients to engage in...
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July 2019 Bonus Mid-Year Edition, Volume 5, Issue 9

This issue features a look at research espionage, coverage from the ASCO and EHA annual meetings, and more.