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) Michigan health care provider accused of fraud scheme. AP, February 14, 2018.

A Michigan autism therapy provider has been accused of targeting poor communities in Detroit for a Medicaid fraud scheme.

2) Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A. The New York Times, February 14, 2018.

A new blood test has been approved to identify those with possible brain injuries.

3) West Bloomfield doctor sentenced to 6 years for Medicare conspiracy. Crain’s, February 14, 2018.

A West Bloomfield doctor was sentenced for his part in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare.

4) Number of lawsuits challenging opioid industry still growing. AP, February 14, 2018.

Lawsuits continue to be filed in a combined federal challenge of drug companies’ role in the opioid crisis.

5) Amazon’s Latest Ambition: To Be a Major Hospital Supplier. The Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2018.

Amazon is pushing to be a major supplier for hospitals and outpatient clinics.

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