Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: General Motors Cuts Health Plan for 50,000 Striking Workers. Becker’s Hospital Review. September 18, 2019. 50,000 General Motors employees are striking as the United Auto Workers Union and GM try to negotiate a new deal.… 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: Health Insurance Companies and Fraud? ProPublica. September 10, 2019. Healthcare prosecutors claim that health insurance companies are not putting in efforts to stop medical fraud. 2) Democratic Bill Aims to Negotiate Medicare Drug Prices. The… 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: Patients to Receive Medical Records Through Mobile Apps? The New York Times. September 3, 2019. Patients be able to get their medical records through smartphone apps as easily as they order a ride from Lyft.… 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: Democrats Fight for Universal Healthcare. Bloomberg. August 23, 2019. Democrats continue to engage in a vigorous debate about how to achieve their goal of universal health-care coverage.  2) Health Insurers Plan to Expand Offerings Under… 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: Mergers in the Pharmaceutical Industry Expected to Continue. Reuters. August 19, 2019. Consolidation in the U.S. healthcare industry is expected to remain a major theme for the rest of 2019. Who is next? 2) Scope… 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: Senators Request Closing Loopholes That Make Health Care Fraud Simple. Pro Publica. August 14, 2019. After an account of how scam artists can easily gain access to health care money, Democratic senators this week sent… 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: Judge Approved a $74 Million Settlement Against Premera Blue Cross for a 2014 Data Breach. Becker’s Hospital Review. August 6, 2019. Federal Judge approved a $74 million settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit against… 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: Blue Cross of Michigan Sued for $40 Million for Unpaid Behavioral Health Claims. Crains Detroit. July 31, 2019. Substance-abuse treatment centers in Michigan sued Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for more than $40 million… Read the rest »