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) Consumers prepare for open enrollment

The Washington Times, November 11, 2014

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

Healthcare IT News, November 12, 2014

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

Crain’s, November 10, 2014

The latest report shows growth and new hiring in the healthcare industry.

4) CMS says providers are obstructing dual-eligible demonstration

Modern Healthcare, November 11, 2014

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

Healthcare IT News, November 12, 2014

With low attestation numbers for Stage 2 meaningful use, the American Medical Association says physicians should not be penalized.

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