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) Trump Signs Order to Require Recipients of Federal Aid Programs to Work. The New York Times, April 10 2018. 

This order is directed at Medicaid and other low-income assistance programs government wide.

2) CVS pharmacists will have new tools to help patients save money on drugs. The Washington Post, April 11, 2018.

Tool will allow pharmacists to see if there is a cheaper drug option.

3) Two Tennessee healthcare execs charged in $4.6 million Medicare scheme. Fox 17 News Tennessee, April 9, 2018.

Two Tennessee doctors charged in their role with a scam involving durable medical equipment.

4) UM fuels debate on retainer-based health care. The Detroit News, April 9, 2018.

University of Michigan’s “Concierge Care” program sparks controversy.

5) Positive Blue Cross results trigger rebate to customers. StarTribune, April 9 2018. 

BCBS of Minnesota to provide rebates to ACA customers after turning a profit in 2017.

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