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) U.S. telehealth industry eyes Medicare for its next big check. Reuters, January 30, 3018.

Four bills that may be signed into law carry solutions to barriers that have prevented Medicare from reimbursing physicians.

2) Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care. The New York Times, January 30, 2018.

Three corporate giants are forming an independent health care company for their employees in the United States.

3) Nebraska becomes first state to require all drugs be reported to prescription monitoring program. Healthcare IT News, January 31, 2018.

Nebraska is now requiring reporting of all dispensed prescription drugs to its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

4) Pharmacist tied to U.S. meningitis outbreak gets eight years in prison. Reuters, January 31, 2018.

A Massachusetts pharmacist was sentenced for his role in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people.

5) DMC settles dispute by boosting spending on 2 safety-net hospitals. Crain’s, January 30, 2018.

Detroit Medical Center has agreed to settle a financial dispute with improvements at two hospitals.

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