MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Senators Lieberman and Coburn, from Connecticut and Oklahom respectively, argue that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction can’t deal with the nation’s deficits without reforming the Medicare system.
They urged the joint committee to review the plan they released in June to include people with higher incomes to put more morey into the system.
Lieberman and Coburn’s plan requires citizens 65 and older who make more than $150,000 annually would pay the full cost of part B coverage, which covers doctors’ visits and full premium costs for part D, which covers prescription drugs, TheHill.com reported.
Hospitals to beta-test app store for doctors
Eleven hospitals, mostly in the New York area, will pilot an app store for designed by healthcare professionals. The trial, run by New York-based Happtique, will last eight weeks, MobiHealthNews reported.
DOJ asks the Supreme Court to hear healthcare reform suit
The Justice Department filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit against healthcare reform law filed by 26 state attorney generals and the National Federation of Independent Business, reported TheHill.com.
Study: Men should get need colon cancer screenings before women
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that men should be receiving colon cancer screenings before females due to an increased chance of polyps and a higher percentage of the disease itself, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Radiation overdoses linked to recalled PET scan model
Two patients who used a CardioGen-82 PET scan machine were detained at airports for setting off radiation detectors, reported Bad Medical Devices Blog. The CardioGen-82 was recalled by Bracco Diagnostics in July.