Posts Categorized: Wrap-Up Friday

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) House OKs new bills to fight opioid epidemic. The Detroit News, December 13, 2017. The Michigan House approved multiple bills aimed at combating the opioid epidemic by tracking and controlling the flow of prescription… 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) Top federal health agency failed to fix billing problem for years – and may have cost taxpayers up to $102 million. CNBC, December 5, 2017. CMS failed to fix a billing code discrepancy for… 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) Meaningful Measures specifics emerge: CMS program will track 18 areas. Healthcare IT News, November 28, 2017. CMS released core measures that aim to focus on high-quality healthcare and meaningful outcomes for patients. 2) Drug… 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) Safe nursing staffing bills face uphill battle to get hearing. Crain’s, November 19, 2017. A bipartisan bill on nurse staffing has been introduced in the Michigan legislature to improve patient safety and quality. 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) Hospitals Sue to Block HHS From Slashing Lucrative Drug Subsidies. The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2017.  The American Hospital Association and other groups have sued the Trump administration to stop cuts to drug… 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) CVS, With an Eye on Amazon, to Launch Next-Day Delivery. The Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2017. Early next year, CVS will offer next-day delivery of medication in an attempt to compete with Amazon.… 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) Hospitals Vow Fight to Keep Medicare Drug Subsidies. The Wall Street Journal, November 1, 2017. Hospitals are threatening legal action to block the plan to lower what Medicare pays for certain drugs through 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: 1) Trump Administration Won’t Be Forced to Provide Health-Insurance Subsidies. The Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2017. A federal judge in California said he would not force the Trump administration to continue paying insurers for… Read the rest »