Posts Categorized: Wrap-Up Friday

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: CMS expands list of telehealth services that can get Medicare reimbursement Fierce Healthcare CMS added new telehealth services that will be reimbursed by Medicare, to accelerate use of telehealth. The collapse of the Beaumont-Advocate Aurora… 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: Regeneron Seeks FDA Emergency Clearance for Covid-19 Therapy Bloomberg Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. asked federal regulators to authorize its antibody treatment for emergency use. ‘Shut it down’: Virginia hospital under investigation isn’t safe, nurse says Becker’s… 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: Hospitals get more time to repay Medicare loans Becker’s Hospital Review CMS will not begin recouping payments as scheduled, but will wait until one year after the loan was issued to begin withholding funds. HHS… 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: Ascension records $1B annual loss Becker’s Hospital Review Ascension ended the period with a loss from its previous fiscal year. Benzodiazepines to Carry Abuse, Addiction Warnings Medpage Today The FDA is now requiring benzodiazepines to… 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: Iranian Hackers Targeting, Exploiting VPN Flaws of US Healthcare, IT Orgs Health IT Security Iran-backed hackers are targeting US federal agencies and businesses using flaws in commonly used Virtual Private Networks. U.S. plans to distribute… 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: COVID-19 vaccine trial participant had serious neurological symptoms, but could be discharged today, AstraZeneca CEO says STAT The participant who caused a shutdown of AstraZeneca’s phase 3 vaccine trial experienced neurological symptoms consistent with a… 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: Nearly 800,000 health records breached in August Becker’s Health IT In August alone, 13 healthcare breaches were reported impacting a total of 783,364 individuals. CMS pitches coverage of breakthrough devices in tandem with FDA authorization… 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: Ascension move to outsource IT will eliminate ‘a few hundred’ jobs Becker’s Hospital Review Ascension is transforming its technology, which will result in the loss of a few hundred IT jobs. OCR amends HIPAA Privacy… Read the rest »