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. 3 medical centers, patients sue to lift Whitmer ban on medical services The Detroit News

Medical centers are suing to end Gov. Whitmer’s emergency orders that stopped medical services deemed ‘non-essential’ as the Medical Centers argue that the orders harm non-COVID patients.

  1. States Fret Over Covid-19 Medicaid Relief as HHS Plays Catch-Up Bloomberg Law

Medicaid providers are worried that the COVID-19 relief fund will not be enough.

  1. CVS unit Omnicare settles U.S. opioid probe for $15.3 million Reuters

A CVS Health unit will pay over $15 million to resolve allegations that it allowed drugs to be dispensed without valid prescriptions.

  1. Mount Sinai using Google Nest to monitor patients, reducing in-person contact Healthcare IT News

An NYC hospital has installed over 100 Google Nest cameras in hospitals to observe and communicate with COVID-19 patients.

  1. Republican lawmakers press state on nursing home order ABC 12 News

Michigan lawmakers are questioning policies that put recovering COVID-19 patients into nursing homes.

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