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 »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Senators Request Closing Loopholes That Make Health Care Fraud Simple. Pro Publica. August 14, 2019. After an account of how scam artists can easily gain access to health care money, Democratic senators this week sent… 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: Judge Approved a $74 Million Settlement Against Premera Blue Cross for a 2014 Data Breach. Becker’s Hospital Review. August 6, 2019. Federal Judge approved a $74 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit against… 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: Blue Cross of Michigan Sued for $40 Million for Unpaid Behavioral Health Claims. Crains Detroit. July 31, 2019. Substance-abuse treatment centers in Michigan sued Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for more than $40 million… 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: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Report Data Breach. Becker’s Health. July 22, 2019. It was determined that an unauthorized third party gained access to an employee’s email account. Cancer Treatment Centers of America notified 3,900… 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: CMS to Pursue Recoup of $30 Billion that Medicare Advantage Plans Over-Billed. Kaiser Health News. July 16, 2019. CMS is proposing enhanced audits to recoup $1 billion in Medicare Advantage over-payments by 2020. 2) Nine… 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: Beaumont Health System Expanding into Ohio. Detroit Free Press July 9, 2019. Beaumont Health announced Tuesday that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Summa Health, a hospital system based out of northeastern… 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: Google and University of Chicago Among Others Charged with Misuse of Patient Data. Healthcare IT News, July 1, 2019. The federal complaint states that even though the patient data was de-identified, Google’s data mining makes… Read the rest »