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) Former state employee charged in $200,000 Medicaid kickback scheme. The Detroit News, February 28, 2019. 

A former state employee has been charged in a Medicaid kickback scheme that allowed them to pocket almost $200,000.

2) Michigan hospitals penalized for infection rates by Medicare. Crain’s Detroit Business, March 7, 2019.

Twenty-four Michigan hospitals have been penalized by Medicare for their excessive infection rates.

3) Security breach grows: Hundreds of thousands of health care customers affected. The Detroit Free Press, March 7, 2019. 

Last September a malware attack on Detroit-based Wolverine Solutions Group may have compromised the security of hundreds of thousands of people nation wide. 

4) Azar touts funding HSAs with Obamacare subsides. Modern Healthcare, February 27, 2019.

The Trump administration is considering two actions that could loosen up the reins on health savings accounts.

5) Maryland House approves bill to legalized physician-assisted suicide. Catholic News Service, March 9, 2019.

The bill would allow adults with six or less months to live to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a physician has verified the person has the mental capacity to make the decision for themselves. 

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