MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The White House’s budget proposal is expected to cut $360 billion in health care spending over the next 10 years, according to a budget summary released last week.
That bulk of the cuts, $300 billion, will come from Medicare programs.
The proposal has changed little since President Barack Obama released the initial $3 trillion savings plan in September, Healthwatch reported.
The full budget is expected to drop today.
Orthopedic surgeons don’t hold back when they’re on the payroll
Orthopedic surgeons conducting research on metal-on-metal hip implants reported increasingly negative study results, even when the researchers reported a conflict of interest, according to a press release.
Senators push for med-tech tracking
A group of U.S. Senators urged the White House to propel a rule on medical device tracking
Abbott spends $112 million expanding Irish operations
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) invested more than $112 million in expanding its pharmaceutical facilities in Ireland, according to the Donegal Democrat.
Outpatient surgery a big risk for knee replacement patients
Patients undergoing knee surgery on an out-patient basis were much more likely to die or require readmission that patients who remained in the hospital for a few days, MedPage Today reported.