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) Budget deal advances plan to test Medicaid mental health integration. Crain’s, June 20, 2017. A controversial plan set to integrate the state’s physical and mental health delivery system for Medicaid patients is set to… 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) Patient safety jeopardized by EHR downtime, JAMIA says. Healthcare IT News, June 7, 2017.  Downtime events in hospitals that shut down the electronic health record can come with serious patient safety risks. 2) Teva’s… 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) Health records vendor settles false claims suit for $155M. The AP, May 31, 2017. One of the largest EHR vendors is paying to settle allegations that it caused healthcare providers to submit false claims.… 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) U.S. Charges Four With Trading Insider Trips on Health-Care Policy. The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2017. Federal prosecutors filed insider-trading charges concerning information about government-funding levels for cancer treatments and kidney dialysis. 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) Patient identification concepts are put to the test. Modern Healthcare, May 15, 2017. Different ideas are competing to solve the problem of ensuring accurate patient identification. 2) New Threats Fuel Fears of Another Global… 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) Aetna to Pull Out of Current Affordable Care Act Exchanges. The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2017. Aetna will pull out of the ACA exchanges this year due to losses, resulting from the marketplace… 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) Shakeup at Molina Healthcare: CEO and CFO, sons of founder, are out. Crain’s May 3, 2017. Molina Healthcare cited poor financial performance for the removal of brothers Mario and John Molina. 2) Hacker: Patient… 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) Micro-Hospitals Provide Health Care Closer to Home. U.S. News & World Report, April 24, 2017. Small inpatient facilities are popping up across the country to offer medical care in underserved communities. 2) U.S. top… Read the rest »