Microsoft brings on Verisign for PHR security; AstraZeneca launches $790M in Euro bonds;

> While most providers agree that most compensation arrangements don't work well for treating chronically-ill patients, payers have done little to change how they reimburse doctors and hospitals for chronic care, according to a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change. FierceHealthFinance

> CMS has proposed new regulations that, as of 2009, would allow physicians to bill Medicare for follow-up inpatient consultations, along with adding 56 new measures to the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative. FierceHealthFinance

> Last week, Microsoft struck a blow for consumer confidence in its PHR technology suite, Health Vault, by bringing on VeriSign as a security provider. HealthVault users are now able to log in to their PHR with VeriSign's OpenID. FierceHealthIT

> AstraZeneca is issuing more bonds to pay off its MedImmune debts. This time, it's an 18-month European issue to the tune of about $790 million; the bonds will be sold to institutions outside the U.S. and will trade on the London exchange. FiercePharma

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