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Declining Use of Cardiac Service Lines Reflects Shift to Outpatient Services

Hospitals and some specialties should anticipate the need to “right size” as value-based care gains momentum, according to analyses of inpatient trends in several metropolitan areas. The studies found steep declines in use rates of interventional cardiology and cardiology service lines.

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Tomosynthesis Use On The Rise Despite Reimbursement Questions

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has made the jump from a research technology to a clinically used technique, with nearly 30 percent of surveyed members from the Society of Breast Imaging reporting they use DBT.

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Medtronic Ponies Up $43B to Buy Covidien

Medtronic has agreed to pay nearly $43 billion to acquire Covidien, a move that will allow the Minneapolis company to shift its headquarters to Ireland and lower its tax burden.

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FDA Issues Guidance on Submissions to Device Identifier Database

The Food and Drug Administration has released guidance to manufacturers for submissions to its Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID).

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