Senate votes to repeal 1099 provision, Practices behind on 5010 implementation

> The Senate has voted 87-12 to repeal a provision in the healthcare reform law that requires all businesses, including medical practices, to fill out a 1099 form each time they spend $600 or more. Article 

> Most medical groups aren't even close to preparing for the January 2012 deadline to implement the 5010 transaction set required under the HIPAA regulations. Article

> A Philly physician has pleaded guilty to running a ‘pill mill' disguised as a weight-loss clinic. Article

> Physicians who put three simple words on prescriptions could be condemning their patients to not follow the regimen, FierceHealthFinance reports. Article 

> Doctors have withdrawn support for a Connecticut bill that would push physicians to perform fewer tests without malpractice protection. Article

And Finally... It's not a myth that men avoid the doctor. Article