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Be a healthcare leader in a healthcare reform world (Best of MedCitizens)

Every week, MedCity News highlights the best of its MedCitizens: syndication partners and MedCity News readers who discuss life science current events on MedCityNews.com.

Now here’s the best of what YOU had to say:

Every week, MedCity News highlights the best of its MedCitizens: syndication partners and MedCity News readers who discuss life science current events on MedCityNews.com.

Now here’s the best of what YOU had to say:

Leadership tips for healthcare during healthcare reform. “Thousands of books have been written about leadership. I’ve posted many blogs about my leadership lessons learned as a CIO. As I mature (I turn 50 next year), my view of leadership has become increasingly clear. Here’s what I look for in a leader (and what I aspire to do myself).”

Does medical device tax have the potential to double-tax manufacturers? “Attempting to make sure contract manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers are not taxed twice for the same product under the new medical device excise tax provision, the Advanced Medical Technology Assn. sent an 18-page letter to the federal tax agency asking that the IRS consider several AdvaMed recommendations on implementing the tax.”

Afraid of Aging? An Emerging, Controversial Field Steps Up the War on Aging. “Younger scientists, interested in aggressive anti-aging research, often find themselves censored or delegitimized by the old school, academic elite. Perhaps the methods employed by these fresh, driven minds do not align with the traditional protocol, or other researchers accuse them of ageism. While ageism is a real problem that Americans must combat as fervently as they did racial oppression, those interested in anti-aging research and advancement are not necessarily ageists.”

Drug pricing, FDA protections gone 15,000 percent wrong. “Somebody should investigate the use of marketing exclusivity incentives throughout the FDA, which were established by Congress to get companies to do things that otherwise wouldn’t be done.”

Meaningful Use Attestation for EPs: The Numbers. “Finally. We are less than two weeks away from the first Medicare EPs being able to submit online attestation in support of their application for CMS EHR incentives. In early April, the first wave of EPs will have met the requirement for ninety consecutive days of the meaningful use of Complete Certified Technology. Registration began in early January for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and some EPs will be ready to document their Meaningful Use objectives online. CMS recently has been demonstrating screen shots of the web forms that will be used, and I’m glad to see they are straight forward. The online attestation process should not present major hurdles. What could be difficult is finding the data that documents Meaningful Use.”

Chris Seper runs MedCityNews.com and contributes regularly to the site. He is the vice president of healthcare for Breaking Media, MedCity's corporate owners. Reach him at [email protected].

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