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. Federal regulators want state to resolve Medicaid backlog. AP, May 5, 2019.

Federal regulators have asked the state to work on resolving its backlog of more than 70,000 applicants in Ohio.

2) Scrap ‘Obamacare’? Maybe not all says Trump administration. The Washington Post, May 9, 2019.

The Trump administration wants to scrap some, but not all, of the Affordable Care Act.

3) Affordable Care Act backup bill pushed by AG Jeff Landry advanced by Senate. The Advocate, May 6, 2019.

The Louisiana state senate unanimously advanced a proposal by AG Jeff Landry that seeks to provide some of the Affordable Care Act’s more popular projections in case a lawsuit joined by Landry to overturn the law is successful.

4) 2 Chinese men indicted for hacking Anthem. The Associated Press, May 9, 2019.

A federal grand jury has indicted two members of a sophisticated hacking group from China in the theft of personal information of nearly 79 million Anthem customers.

5) Medicare’s Primary Care First model gets bipartisan boost in Senate hearing. Modern Healthcare, May 8, 2019.

The Trump administration announced a plan to offer primary-care contracts with physician practices through Medicare through fee for service.

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