Posts Tagged: Medicaid

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 »

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) 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) Obamacare, Ruled Invalid by Federal Judge, Will Remain in Effect During Appeal. The New York Times, December 30, 2018.  A Texas federal judge, who ruled the entire Affordable Care Act invalid, issued a stay this… Read the rest »