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) 100 medical societies warn about possible ICD-10 problems. Modern Healthcare, March 4, 2015.

The American Medical Association and 99 other associations are asking CMS to improve transition plans for the October 1 conversion to ICD-10 codes.

2) Justices Divided at Health-Law Argument. The Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2015.

The Supreme Court appears divided over the lawsuit that could greatly affect the Affordable Care Act.

3) Data breaches can lead to major medical identity theft issues. Modern Healthcare, March 4, 2015.

A healthcare data breach means more than lost patient data, it can also mean lost money and an altered medical history.

4) Ebola Survivor Nina Pham Suing Hospital to Be ‘Voice for Other Nurses’. ABC News, March 1, 2015.

A nurse who contracted Ebola alleges that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital did not train staff properly and did not provide adequate protective gear to treat Ebola.

5) The Next Marketing Frontier: Your Medical Records. The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2015.

Practice Fusion Inc. uses data from EMRs to alert physicians when patients may need a test or treatment.

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