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Article ID: 700758

Looking Back in Time to Watch for a Different Kind of Black Hole

Georgia Institute of Technology

A simulation done by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has suggested what astronomers should look for if they search the skies for a direct collapse black hole in its early stages.

Released:
18-Sep-2018 9:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700609

Experts Available to Discuss Flooding, Infrastructure and Supply Logistics

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology has experts available to talk with reporters about issues related to Hurricane Florence such as storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, resource allocation and prioritization, and impact on infrastructure.

Released:
15-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700194

Rheumatology Leaders to CMS: E/M Service Cuts Would Compromise Patient Access to Care & Exacerbate Workforce Shortage

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

In comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) cautioned policymakers against implementing a proposal to reduce physician reimbursement for evaluation and management (E/M) services, arguing that doing so could severely compromise patient access to care and further exacerbate the growing rheumatology workforce shortage.

Released:
7-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699964

American College of Rheumatology Releases First-Ever Rheumatic Disease Report Card

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today released the Rheumatic Disease Report Card: Raising the Grade on Rheumatology Care in America, a first-of-its-kind report that evaluates just how difficult it can be to live well with a rheumatic disease in the United States.

Released:
4-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699823

ACR Statement Regarding the Recent CMS Guidance on Indication-Based Formulary Design

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

While we appreciate the agency’s efforts to make prescription medications more affordable, we have serious concerns about a new CMS guidance to allow Medicare Part D plan sponsors to implement indication-based formulary designs that allow plans to select drugs for their formularies based only on the disease indications they want to use.

Released:
30-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699781

Boron Nitride Separation Process Could Facilitate Higher Efficiency Solar Cells

Georgia Institute of Technology

A team of semiconductor researchers based in France has used a boron nitride separation layer to grow indium gallium nitride (InGaN) solar cells that were then lifted off their original sapphire substrate and placed onto a glass substrate.

Released:
29-Aug-2018 9:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699780

Genomic Study of 412 Anthrax Strains Provides New Virulence Clues

Georgia Institute of Technology

By analyzing genomic sequences from more than 400 strains of the bacterium that causes anthrax, researchers have provided the first evidence that the severity – technically known as virulence – of specific strains may be related to the number of copies of certain plasmids they carry.

Released:
29-Aug-2018 8:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699671

126 Patient and Provider Groups to CMS: Proposed E/M Service Cuts Will Hurt Sickest Medicare Patients

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

A broad coalition of 126 patient and provider groups – led by leading national organizations including the American College of Rheumatology – today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency not to move forward with a proposal that would significantly reduce Medicare reimbursements for evaluation and management (E/M) services provided by specialists, citing concerns that these time-intensive services – which include examinations, disease diagnosis and risk assessments, and care coordination – are already grossly under-compensated and that additional payment cuts would worsen workforce shortages in already strained specialties like rheumatology.

Released:
28-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 699485

Control System Simulator Helps Operators Learn to Fight Hackers

Georgia Institute of Technology

A simulator that comes complete with a virtual explosion could help the operators of chemical processing plants – and other industrial facilities – learn to detect attacks by hackers bent on causing mayhem.

Released:
23-Aug-2018 8:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699478

Terry Bradshaw Encourages Patients to “Take the Pledge to Live Well” in New PSA about Rheumatic Disease

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

This September, Sports Broadcaster Terry Bradshaw is teaming up once again with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to share important information about rheumatic diseases in a new public service announcement (PSA) airing nationwide this fall.

Released:
23-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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