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) Review of CMS quality metrics kicks off. Modern Healthcare, December 7, 2016.

Healthcare leaders are scrutinizing and offering recommendations on the 97 quality measures that CMS is considering using for reporting and payment initiatives next year.

2) Former Saginaw, Flint doctor sentenced for Medicaid fraud. MLive, December 7, 2016.

A former Saginaw doctor will serve five years of probation along with relinquishing his DEA license and paying $407,340.12 in restitution.

3) China’s Medtronic Fine May Signal Health-Care-Cost Crackdown. The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2016.

China fined Medtronic PLC for refusing to let dealers and distributors discount the prices of medical devices including insulin pumps and pacemakers.

4) Just like reading glasses, hearing aids are about to go over the counter. STAT, December 7, 2016.

The FDA is attempting to make hearing aids available over the counter to save money for hearing-impaired Americans.

5) GNC settles dietary supplements case with U.S. government. Reuters, December 7, 2016.

GNC Holdings Inc. has opted to pay a fine of $2.25 Million to avoid federal prosecution over the alleged sale of illegal dietary supplements.

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