Posts Tagged: Medicare

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) Justices Seen as Likely to Strike Down Obamacare Requirement. Bloomberg News, February 20, 2019.  A law professor believes the Supreme Court will probably declare the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional. 2) Alternatives to Medicare-for-All… 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) AGs in Michigan, 3 other states seek to defend health law. Associated Press, January 31, 2019.  The Michigan Attorney General is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the federal health care law after… 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) 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) Tribes face food and medicine crisis as shutdown continues, lawmakers are told. The Washington Post, January 15, 2019.  Native American tribes in urban and rural areas are facing food and medical shortages due to lack… 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 »