Here is another thread with some info. Seems there are definitely buses available. Wikitravel says time has been drastically reduced and only takes 5 hrs but that was about the same time mooball posted 8 hrs.
More also here on the transport page - says departs at 08:20 -- but Laos being Laos, I'd get there at 7:30 and hope to leave by 10:00 :-)
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