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)  Emergency rooms still crowded despite ObamaCare
Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2014

2)  Medicare power wheelchair scam keeps rolling along
The Washington Post, August 16, 2014

3)  Fraud accounts for more than 10% of Medicare budget
Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2014

4)  Physicians to get paid by Medicare for coordinating care for chronically ill
Boston Globe, August 17, 2014

5)  1/3 of data being withheld from Doctor Payment transparency website
Bloomberg, August 15, 2014

6)  8 Vermont hospitals may have to repay Medicare $12 million
Valley News, August 17, 2014

7)  Health exchanges help to manage costs and improve quality
Crains, August 18, 2014

8)  What doctors desire in electronic medical records?
Crains, August 18, 2014

9)  Tennessee Community Health has data breach affecting 4.5 million patients
USA Today, August 18, 2014

10)  Leader of $20 million fraud scheme involving prescription drugs sentenced to 8 years in prison
Dept of Justice, August 18, 2014

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