In the News: July 2016

The influence of genetics on the risk for type 2 diabetes has been suggested by previous research, but new research from the NIH has now outlined in unprecedented detail the role of common genetic variants in the risk for this disease. “Our study has taken us to the most complete understanding yet of the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes,” said Michael Boehnke, PhD.
While testifying before the Senate Committee on Finance on July 13, 2016, Acting Administrator for CMS Andrew Slavitt said that the agency would consider delaying the implementation of MACRA to address physician and stakeholder concerns. Signed into law in 2015, MACRA will dramatically change the way in which physicians caring for Medicare beneficiaries are paid. The final rule is expected to be released in November of 2016, with an intended start date of January 1, 2017.

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