Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor. The Associated Press, March 29, 2019. Virtual visits allow patients to see a physician from the comfort of their home, blurring the lines of family doctors. 2)… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Bennet, Kaine set to introduce ‘Medicare X’ plan to expand health care. Politico,March 29, 2019. The senators plan to introduce their proposed plan next week, creating a public option for insurance plans. 2) Congress Looks… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Meet the Whistleblower Who Just Cost Duke $112.5 Million. Medscape, March 26, 2019. Duke pays whistleblower millions in research fraud case. 2) Report: FDA to tighten pill manufacturing regs amid recalls. The Hill, March 27,… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man’s cancer. The Washington Post, March 19, 2019.  A jury determines that Roundup weed killer played a major factor in the cause of a man’s cancer. 2)… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) As tech giants compete for contracts, hospitals shift their data to the cloud. Stat+, March 12, 2019.  Hospitals are decreasing the amount of data stored in the cloud to protect against malware attacks. 2) UnitedHealthcare… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Former state employee charged in $200,000 Medicaid kickback scheme. The Detroit News, February 28, 2019.  A former state employee has been charged in a Medicaid kickback scheme that allowed them to pocket almost $200,000. 2)… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) New Republican bill would retain and retool Obamacare. The Washington Examiner, February 25, 2019.  A Republican congressman is taking a shot at overhauling Medicare in an effort to reform healthcare. 2) UW Medicine data breach:… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Justices Seen as Likely to Strike Down Obamacare Requirement. Bloomberg News, February 20, 2019.  A law professor believes the Supreme Court will probably declare the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional. 2) Alternatives to Medicare-for-All… Read the rest »