Posts Tagged: CMS

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: U.S. primary care experiment aims to spur innovation. Its impact depends on the answer to these questions. STAT, April 25, 2019. The initiative aims to pay doctors to use technology before health problems start. 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: Montana Legislature passes Medicaid expansion bill. The Associated Press, April 18, 2019. The Montana House passed a bill to continue the program for another six years. The program provides care to almost 100,000 residents. 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: 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: 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 »