End of Week Round Up

This week on Health Wolters Kluwer we noted that CMS was taking applications for participation in the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative demonstration project. Also:

  •  A look at why the public use file for the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) was removed from the web site of the Health Resources Services Administration.
  • The city of Philadelphia filed for an exemption from the menu labeling requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • U.S. schools can continue serving potatoes despite nutritionist’s worries.
  • An explanation of the enforcement of anti-trust laws in regard to Accountable Care Organizations.
  • Medicare Smart Cards are suggested to save HHS funds and protection patient’s protected health information and personal identifiers.