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. Whitmer Vetoes Bill to Expand Immunity From Medical Lawsuits US News & World Report

Michigan governor vetoed legislation that would have given additional health providers protection from lawsuits in any state-declared emergency.

  1. Michigan’s key COVID-19 statistic was wrong; blame Idaho The Detroit News

Michigan received testing results without addresses while working with a health system in Idaho and results included people from Idaho.

  1. Neck gaiters, bandanas more harmful than not wearing a mask, Duke study suggests Becker’s Hospital Review

Wearing bandanas or neck gaiters to protect against COVID-19 may do more harm than not wearing a mask.

  1. OCR warns hospitals of HIPAA compliance scams Healthcare IT News

Fraudulent postcards are being sent to hospital privacy officers, warning of noncompliance and a mandatory risk assessment.

  1. New Jersey lab sues Cigna, accused of denying reimbursement for COVID-19 services Becker’s Hospital Review

A radiology lab accused Cigna of wrongfully denying payments for nearly $400,000 in services provided to COVID-19 patients.

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