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Nationwide Recall of Docetaxel Issued Over Particulate Concerns

On May 28, Sagent Pharmaceuticals announced a voluntary nationwide recall of two lots of docetaxel injection (80 mg per 8 mL multidose vials and 160 mg per 16 mL multidose vials). The move was prompted by a customer complaint regarding possible particulate matter. Although no adverse events have been reported thus far, injection of particulate...

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New Cervical Cancer Guidelines Released

The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) is proud to announce a major milestone by the groundbreaking Enduring Guidelines initiative, aimed at revolutionizing the fight against cervical cancer. In a bid to ensure the most current and effective clinical management strategies, the Enduring Guidelines process seeks to integrate emerging technologies and the latest...

Judge Grants Biden Administration Motion to Dismiss Legal Challenge from PhRMA

On February 11, a federal judge dismissed a drug industry trade group’s legal challenge to halt Medicare drug price negotiations, ruling that it lacked standing. The complaint was filed by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the Global Colon Cancer Association (GCCA), and the National Infusion Center Association (NICA) in June of last...

Session Midpoint Report: What Physicians Should Know

February 14, 2024 marked day 30 of the 60-day Florida Legislative Session, and the FMA remains hard at work to help physicians practice medicine. This midpoint report by FMA Assistant General Counsel Mary Thomas, Esq., summarizes some of the most notable bills that could affect you and your patients, where each one stands in the...

First Coast Service Options

2024 MEDPARD Available Now!

The 2024 Medicare Participation Physicians / Suppliers Directory (MEDPARD) is now available. As in the past, there will be no hardcopy distributions. Beneficiaries can use the Physician Compare website or contact 1-800-MEDICARE for assistance in locating a participating supplier near their home.

CMS Releases Guidance for Code G2211

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released guidance on the billing requirements for G2211 to ensure that coding and billing staff know when to bill the code, the necessary documentation requirements, and the associated patient coinsurance and deductibles. In the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, CMS finalized coding and reimbursement...

Congress Passes Bill to Fund Government into March

On Thursday evening, Congress passed another short-term spending bill, funding the federal government into early March. Unfortunately, the bill only extended healthcare-related policies that were included in the previous funding bill and does not include any new healthcare policies, such as an increase in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The previous spending bill funded a...

NCCN

Olverembatinib Included in Newest Guidelines on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Management from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

Ascentage Pharma (6855.HK) announced that olverembatinib (R&D Code: HQP1351) has been included in the latest guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for the management of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML),[1] marking a major development in global recognition for its best-in-class drug candidate, which has been approved in China for the management of tyrosine kinase...

CMS Releases Final Rule on Prior Authorization and Interoperability

On January 17, 2024, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the “CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization final rule (CMS-0057-F).” The rule would place new requirements on Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Fee-for-Service programs, Medicaid managed care plans, CHIP managed care entities, and Qualified Health Plan (QHP)...

House Speaker Renner Backs Senate President Passidomo On Health Care Plan

House Speaker Paul Renner and Senate President Kathleen Passidomo say they are co-signing on each other’s health care priorities, including Passidomo’s Live Healthy package. The $900 million proposal includes two bills (SB 7016, SB 7018) designed to increase the number of doctors, while encouraging technological innovation.

Tell Congress To Eliminate 3.37% Payment Cut

Time is running out for Congress to eliminate a 3.37% Medicare physician payment cut by passing H.R. 6683, the “Preserving Seniors’ Access to Physicians Act.” Please urge your Congress members to support including H.R. 6683 in the 2024 appropriations package by submitting this form letter. Further cuts in Medicare physician pay would undermine access to...

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