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. Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor. The Associated Press, March 29, 2019.

Virtual visits allow patients to see a physician from the comfort of their home, blurring the lines of family doctors.

2) Bernie Sanders unveils new Medicare-for-all legislation, a key component of his 2020 presidential campaign. The Washington Post, April 15, 2019.

Sanders says this new legislation will reduce health care spending.

3) Charges filed against Mason doctor accused of over prescribing opioids. MLive, April 9 2019.

The Michigan doctor is being charged with Medicaid fraud for unnecessary treatment.

4) 24 Charged in 1.2 Billion Medicare Scheme, U.S. Says. The New York Times, April 9, 2019.

The scheme spanned continents and impacted hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled Medicare clients.

5) Sutter Health to pay $30M to settle upcoding allegations. Modern Healthcare, April 12, 2019.

They agreed to a settlement on allegations that they submitted inflated diagnosis codes to CMS.

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