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) Texas has policy measures to protect against surprise billing. Forbes, November 2, 2018. 

The state is creating measures to protect patients from getting unexpected bills from out-of-network providers.

2) Fraud charges filed in investigation of autism servicesThe Associated Press, November 2, 2018.

Charges have been filed against a woman who worked for the largest provider of autism therapy in Michigan.

3) Low health literacy rates pose challenge for health care providers. Modern Healthcare, November 3, 2018. 

Healthcare workers face a challenge with less and less people understanding their health and healthcare.

4) FDA approves opioid more powerful than fentanyl. The New York Times, November 2, 2018.

The FDA has approved a new opioid to treat pain despite warnings of likely abuse.

5) Jury says “disease expert” must pay $150M to cancer victim. The Washington Times, November 2, 2018.

The California man was convicted of practicing medicine without a license and falsely promised to cure a woman’s breast cancer.

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