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. Oakwood Physician Settles Lawsuit for More than $3 Million. Crains, June 25, 2019.

A jury awarded more than $3 million to a person who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy. She is one of hundreds to accuse a doctor of misreading tests to make more money.

2) Michigan Home Healthcare Business Incorrectly Billed Medicare for More Than $10.5 million. MLive, June 24, 2019.

A federal audit showed that Great Lakes Home Health Services incorrectly billed Medicare for more than $10.5 million. The audit stated that they billed Medicare for beneficiaries that were not home bound or did not require its services.

3) Trump Signs Executive Order Mandating Healthcare Price Transparency. The Washington Post, June 25, 2019.

The Executive Order aims to address the high costs of healthcare and provide transparency.

4) Providers Lose Access to Electronic Health Records From Ransomware Attack. Becker’s Hospital Review, June 20, 2019.

Healthcare providers lose access to Electronic Health Records from cyber attack. Incidences like these emphasize the importance of a strong cyber security system.

5) Supreme Court Agreed to Hear Insurers’ Suit Against the Affordable Care Act. The New York Times, June 24, 2019.

Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the federal government was permitted to break a promise to shield insurance companies from some of the risks they took in participating in the exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act.

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