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) Medical startup aims to put your primary care doctor in the cloud. STAT, October 5, 2016.

Sherpaa aims to fill coverage gaps found in many insurance plans by replacing doctor visits with text messages and emails.

2) Lawmakers Accuse Mylan of Overcharging Government for EpiPen. The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2016.

The federal government is claiming Mylan overcharged the Medicaid program by millions of dollars.

3) MeridianHealth to offer insurance on marketplace in Southeast Michigan. Crain’s, October 4, 2016.

MeridianHealth of Michigan and Beaumont Health have agreed to contract for new insurance products in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties.

4) FDA Warns on Hepatitis C Drugs. The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2016.

The FDA is warning about the risk of reactivation of hepatitis B.

5) Two providers forced to pay up in ransomware attacks. Healthcare IT News, October 5, 2016.

Two healthcare organizations paid the ransom when attacked with ransomware affecting patient data.

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