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) Tribes face food and medicine crisis as shutdown continues, lawmakers are toldThe Washington Post, January 15, 2019. 

Native American tribes in urban and rural areas are facing food and medical shortages due to lack of federal funds.

2) Dem chairwoman plans hearing on Medicare for all proposals. The Hill, January 16, 2019.

Chairwoman plans on a hearing for several “Medicare for all” proposals, giving them a chance to be considered by lawmakers.

3) Democractic Representatives launch “sweeping investigation” into prescription drug prices. USA Today, January 14, 2019. 

They have launched an investigation in to the rising prices of popular prescription drugs.

4)  Judge blocks Trump effort to roll back birth control mandate nationwide. The Washington Post, January 14, 2019.

A federal judge in Pennsylvania stepped in to pause Trump administration rules that would restrict the ability of some women to get birth control through their employers.

5) Patient-matching standards must be improved, government report showsModern Healthcare, January 16, 2019.

Providers, vendors and others continually struggle to match patients to their health information, they say incomplete and inaccurate patient data is to blame.

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