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)  Davita to pay $350 million for illegal kickbacks
US Attorney, October 22, 2014

Large dialysis company pays fine for offering physicians with referrals opportunities to own dialysis centers.

2)  Detroit homecare owner pleads guilty to healthcare fraud
US Attorney, October 22, 2014

Homecare owner admits to fraudulent billings.

3)  New Beaumont Health forming teams to lower costs and increase quality
Crains, October 26, 2014

As the new Beaumont moves forward, it is attempting to lower cost.  Will it be successful?

4)  More millennials are going to the doctor for preventative care
NPR, October 28, 2014
Young adults getting ObamaCare insurance has caused an increase in preventative care.

5)  EHRs can cause liability problems for providers
Modern Healthcare, October 28, 2014

 EHRs are causing some problems in defending malpractice cases.

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