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. Trump administration postpones some Medicare drug-cost proposals. CNBC, May 17, 2019.

The Trump administration has decided to put part of its Medicare drug cost-cutting proposal on hold for the time being.

2) ‘Medicare for All’ Could Kill Two Million Jobs, and That’s O.K. The New York Times, May 16, 2019.

Reform has a cost but the purpose of health care is to treat patients not to stimulate the economy.

3) Senate to introduce bipartisan measure to stop surprise medical bills. NBC News, May 15, 2019.

This bill would force health care providers and insurance companies to negotiate a surprise medical bill and leave their patients out of it.

4) New telemedicine and monitoring systems give Cone Health ICU caregivers more views and data. Healthcare IT News, May 9, 2019.

With a customized build, physicians and nurses have only the most important and the most recent data to observe and is now in the first line of trouble shooting.

5) Primary care accounts for tiny share of Medicare spending. Modern Healthcare, April 15, 2019.

Only about 2% of Medicare spending is dedicated to primary care.

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