Posts Tagged: HIPAA

On January 28, 2019, it was released that a founder and former employees of Insys are headed to trial for allegedly bribing Physicians to prescribe Fentanyl spray. This is one of many incidences where pharmaceutical companies resort to bribing physicians to prescribe their drug in order to boost sales. This practice is illegal and has… 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. judge to allow controversial evidence in Roundup cancer trials. Reuters, January 28, 2019.  The judge calls the decision most disappointing for Monsanto, who denies allegations that their product, Roundup causes cancer. 2) Dems hit… 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) Walgreens to Pay $269 Million on Claims It Overcharged Federal Programs. The Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2019.  The drugstore chain settles suits accusing it of billing for unneeded insulin pens. 2) Trump calls for cracking… 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) Nessel joins legal challenge to Obamacare birth control mandate exemptions. The Detroit News, January 7, 2019.  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is challenging federal rules that allow employers to refuse coverage of contraceptives on moral… 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 Finalizes Rules for ACOs. Modern Healthcare, December 21, 2018.  Last week CMS finalized a rule that overhauls Medicare Shared Savings Program requiring accountable care programs to take on risk sooner or be eliminated… 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) Rule Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage. The New York Times, December 15, 2018.  The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down the ACA has caused a volatile… 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) House passes multiple Medicaid bills. E&C, December 11, 2018.  The House of Representatives passed the Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries (IMPROVE) Act. 2) ACOs object to proposed the Medicare rules. The Washington Post,… 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 psychologist, wife sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud. Wyoming Tribune Eagle, December 5 2018.  The couple was sentenced to 37 months in prison. 2) Medicare improperly paid $34 to medical equipment suppliers: OIG. Fierce Healthcare,… Read the rest »