Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1.5 Million Patients’ Data Exposed in Breaches in September. Modern Healthcare. October 9, 2019. Nearly 1.5 million people had data exposed in healthcare breaches reported to the federal government last month. That is more than… 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: Ransomware Attack Locks Providers Out of EHR Database. Becker’s Hospital Review. September 30, 2019. Hospital officials discovered that a database storing EHRs had been locked as the result of ransomware. The ransomware attack specifically targeted… 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: Medicare Billing Error Impacts 411,000 Senior Citizens. Becker’s Hospital Review. September 25, 2019. About 411,000 senior citizens nationwide were double billed for their Medicare premiums in September due to a glitch in the system. The… 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: General Motors Cuts Health Plan for 50,000 Striking Workers. Becker’s Hospital Review. September 18, 2019. 50,000 General Motors employees are striking as the United Auto Workers Union and GM try to negotiate a new deal.… 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: Health Insurance Companies and Fraud? ProPublica. September 10, 2019. Healthcare prosecutors claim that health insurance companies are not putting in efforts to stop medical fraud. 2) Democratic Bill Aims to Negotiate Medicare Drug Prices. The… 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: Patients to Receive Medical Records Through Mobile Apps? The New York Times. September 3, 2019. Patients be able to get their medical records through smartphone apps as easily as they order a ride from Lyft.… 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: Democrats Fight for Universal Healthcare. Bloomberg. August 23, 2019. Democrats continue to engage in a vigorous debate about how to achieve their goal of universal health-care coverage.  2) Health Insurers Plan to Expand Offerings Under… 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: Mergers in the Pharmaceutical Industry Expected to Continue. Reuters. August 19, 2019. Consolidation in the U.S. healthcare industry is expected to remain a major theme for the rest of 2019. Who is next? 2) Scope… Read the rest »