Effective Oct. 6, 2014, hydrocodone combination products will be moved from a Schedule III to a more strict Schedule II drug. That means hydrocodone combination products in such common pain medications such as Vicodin hydrocodone-acetaminophen now join other drugs such as methamphetamine, codeine, morphine and Adderall. The scheduling action by the U.S. Food and Drug…

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule on Aug. 29 that allows healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014. “By providing this flexibility, more providers will be able to participate…

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