Healthy childhood leads to better outcomes later
Children raised in households that promoted healthy habits and social interaction were less likely to smoke and were more likely to have better cardiovascular health and cholesterol levels in adulthood compared with children not raised with such advantages, a Finnish study in Circulation indicated. Researchers also found those with a healthy childhood were more likely to show better blood glucose levels and body weight. DailyRx.com
Older patients with diabetes may be overtreated, study shows
Nearly two-thirds of seniors with diabetes and poor health were placed on strict glucose control treatment, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. However, researchers found that the medications put them at greater risk of hypoglycemia and that intensive glucose control did not seem beneficial. HealthDay News
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ASNC announces launch of the ImageGuide Registry
ASNC is pleased to announce the launch of the nation's first cardiovascular nuclear imaging data registry: ImageGuide. The ImageGuide Registry has been designed to assist nuclear cardiology laboratories and interpreting physicians in ensuring and improving the quality of nuclear cardiac studies. It is the first registry developed for non-invasive cardiac imaging. Goals of ImageGuide include improving laboratory efficiency, optimizing patient radiation exposure, minimizing downstream costs and improving patient care. Read the press release.
Congress accelerates misvalued code initiative
Before the close of the 113th Congress, the House and Senate passed legislation that will accelerate the target dates for Medicare physician fee schedule redistributions, putting all physicians at risk for an across-the-board cut in 2016. Earlier this year, Congress stopped a 24% Medicare cut to physicians due to the flawed sustainable growth rate formula. Included in that "patch" was a provision that sets an annual target of 0.5% in savings (2017-2020) that must be achieved from misvalued Medicare Physician Fee Schedule services. However, recent legislation changes the target dates to 2016-2018 and increases the target to 1% in 2016. Read more.
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