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. Nearly 800,000 health records breached in August Becker’s Health IT

In August alone, 13 healthcare breaches were reported impacting a total of 783,364 individuals.

  1. CMS pitches coverage of breakthrough devices in tandem with FDA authorization Healthcare Dive

In a proposed rule, CMS announced a plan to cover FDA-designated breakthrough devices.

  1. BRIEF – White House To Target Hospitals For Uneven COVID-19 Data Reporting – WSJ Reuters

The White House will target hospitals that aren’t reporting timely and accurate information about COVID-19.

  1. CDC tells states: Be ready to distribute vaccines on Nov. 1 AP News

The government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by Nov. 1.

  1. Do big nonprofit hospitals spend more on charity care than for-profits? This study says no Becker’s Hospital Review

A study shows that large for-profit hospitals spend more on charitable services as a percent of expenses than nonprofit hospitals.

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