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. Transition to ‘Medicare for All’ health care system could be complicated, say budget analysts. The Washington Times, May 22, 2019.

After hashing out the details analysts are worried that the transition to Medicare for All would be complicated, costly and challenging.

2) ‘U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump ‘conscience’ rule for healthcare workers. Reuters, May 21, 2019.

Several states and municipalities have sued the Trump administration to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid preforming abortions on religious or moral grounds.

3) Tucson podiatrist sentenced to prison for Medicare fraud. AP, May 22, 2019.

The physician faces two years in prison and owes almost $1M for defrauding a Medicare program.

4) Federal judge signals reluctance to block short-term plans. Modern Healthcare, May 21, 2019.

The judge indicated he wasn’t willing to block the Trump administrations rule expanding access to short-term, limited-duration health plans since Congress didn’t limit them in the Affordable Care Act.

5) HHS’ IT committee suggests nixing price transparency from interoperability rule. Modern Healthcare, May 22, 2019.

They voted to remove price-transparency requirements from the proposed interoperability rule.

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