Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Democrats demand answers on Trump short-term insurance plansThe Hill, January 8, 2019. 

House and Senate Democrats want answers about the Trump administration’s decision to expand the availability of short-term insurance plans that are not required to meet ObamaCare requirements.

2) White House to put Medicare cuts on hold during shutdown. Roll Call, January 8, 2019.

Pay-as-you-go law would force cuts if shutdown lingers until January 24th.

3) Behavioral Health Practices ‘Poised to Explode’ at Law Firms. Bloomberg News, January 11, 2019. 

Law firms are adding resources to handle behavioral health, an area of law that has grown due to increasing urgency around drug addiction.

4)  Hospitals’ solution to surprise out-of-network bills: Make physicians go in network. Modern Healthcare, January 12, 2019.

Some hospitals have a new strategy to prevent patients from receiving surprise medical bills.

5) Breach exposes some Michigan patients’ personal informationThe Associated Press, January 10, 2019.

A security breach at a Michigan HIV/AIDS care service and substance abuse treatment center as compromised some patients’ personal and medical information.

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