Posts Tagged: Congress

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) What Anthem’s Settlement Reveals About Future Data Breach Suits. The Wall Street Journal, July 3, 2017.  The recent settlement could make it possible for future plaintiffs to argue they were harmed as a result… 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) Furor Over Drug Prices Puts Patient Advocacy Groups in Bind. The New York Times, September 27, 2016. Patient advocacy groups have not spoken out against the cost of drugs, because many of the groups… 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) CMS angers hospitals with proposal to recover overpayments. Modern Healthcare, April 19, 2016. Hospitals are upset over a proposal to nearly double the expected payment reduction. 2) U.S. to Delay Release of New Hospital… 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) ICD-10: Inside the war rooms. Healthcare IT News, October 1, 2015. Healthcare payers and providers have to start using ICD-10 as October 1, 2015. 2) Congress Calls for Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule 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) Health Insurance Deductibles Outpacing Wage Increases, Study Finds. The New York Times, September 22, 2015. The upward creep in health insurance deductibles has easily outpaced the increase in wages over the last five years.… 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) EHR vendors fall short on usability testing. Modern Healthcare, September 9, 2015. Many developers of popular EHRs are having trouble with reporting and meeting federal design requirements. 2) Federal Judge Allows Part of GOP… Read the rest »