- Cancer overdiagnosis

As the second annual Preventing Overdiagnosis conference gets underway at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, the Wall Street Journal suggests that it’s time to rethink early cancer detection.

 - Medicare patients twice as likely to benefit from LDCT lung screening

A secondary analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) reveals an even greater potential benefit in the Medicare-aged population than in the broader, 55-to-74 age group, with screen-detected cancer rates in the 65+ age group more than twice that of the 55–64 age group.

 - ONC abandons proposed 2015 voluntary CEHRT

The ONC has dropped its plan for a controversial 2015 voluntary edition of CEHRT, incorporating some of the features of that plan into a Release 2 version of 2014 CEHRT, which providers must use beginning in 2015 to attest to meaningful use of health IT under the federal incentive program.

 - Expedited licensing process

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has published model legislation that would ease credentialing requirements for physicians who provide telemedicine outside their home state’s borders—while preserving the primacy of the states in licensing physicians.

 - ACR comment letter to CMS

In a 38-page letter to CMS, ACR submitted wide-ranging comments on the proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule, from practice expense inputs to account for the film-to-digital migration to expediting the implementation of new and revalued codes.