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) How much doctors are paid for quality may not matter much. Modern Healthcare, April 6, 2015.

Bonuses and pay cuts based on patient care quality did little to change doctors’ performances.

2) Humana Estimates Medicare Funding Will Increase 0.8% In 2016. The Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2015. 

Humana said it expects Medicare funding to fare better than expected.

3) Report: tracking where stolen data travels. Healthcare IT News, April 8, 2015.

A threat research team has tracked where data stolen by cybercriminals is viewed and downloaded worldwide.

4) ICD-10 survey finds delay may have been ‘self-perpetuating.’ Modern Healthcare, April 8, 2015.

Delay with the implementation of ICD-10 led to uncertainty which then led to further delay.

5) Suit Claims AIDS Foundation Scammed Medicare for $20M. The AP, April 9, 2015.

One of the nation’s largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS care is accused of scamming Medicare and Medicaid for $20 million.

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