Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:
1) Consumers prepare for open enrollment
The second open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act exchanges begins Saturday, and runs through February 15, 2015.
2) Hackers swipe data of 60,000 in vendor HIPAA breach
Protected health information of 60,000 individuals was accessed and stored by hackers who gained access to a subcontractor’s computer system.
3) Healthcare employment is bouncing back
The latest report shows growth and new hiring in the healthcare industry.
4) CMS says providers are obstructing dual-eligible demonstration
Some healthcare providers are wrongfully dissuading individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid from participating in a manage-care initiative.
5) AMA wants penalties removed from meaningful use
With low attestation numbers for Stage 2 meaningful use, the American Medical Association says physicians should not be penalized.
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