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Congress passes blanket MU hardship exemption

The House and Senate pass S. 2425, a bill that provides blanket hardship exemptions that will allow practices and hospitals attesting to meaningful use to avoid 2017 reimbursement penalties.

US Probes Theranos Complaints

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FDA is investigating several new complaints it has received from former Theranos employees, including one that questions the accuracy of the company’s only FDA approved blood test.

GOP senator lifts hold on health nominees

Freshman GOP Senator Ben Sasse (NE) has lifted his hold on HHS confirmation hearings after the administration releases documents about ACA co-op performance. The decision paves the way for National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD to be confirmed as the Assistant Secretary for Health.

Shkreli fired from KaloBios

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli has been fired from his position as CEO at KaloBios Pharmaceuticals as he awaits his trial for securities fraud.

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