Month: January 2021

CMS Puts Patients Over Paperwork with New Rule that Addresses the Prior Authorization Process

Final rule gives providers access to patient treatment histories, and streamlines prior authorization to improve patient experience and alleviate burden for health care providers Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a signature accomplishment of the new Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics (OBRHI). This final rule builds on the efforts …

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Understanding Placebo Effect without Distortion of the Truth

Understanding Placebo Effect without Distortion of the Truth Placebo effect is fascinating, yet totally misunderstood and biased. A placebo is a substance or treatment, which is designed to have no therapeutic value. Essentially, it means an inert substance is injected into an inert structure through injection other than by mouth or sham surgery. The use …

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