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) What’s inside the new bill to kill ICD-10? Healthcare IT News, May 6, 2015.

The Cutting Costly Codes Act was resurrected sparking ICD-10 debate.

2) Contrary to goals, ER visits rise under Obamacare. USA Today, May 4, 2015.

Emergency physicians have seen ER patient visits surge since Obamacare took effect, in part because there are not enough primary care physicians.

3) FDA Makes Progress in Inspecting Generic Drug Facilities, But… The Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2015.

While inspecting more generic drug facilities, the FDA fell short in other areas.

4) U.S. News Health Care Index Shows Massive Increase in Consumer Costs. U.S. News & World Report, May 7, 2015.

Healthcare spending continues to rise each year, but the rate of growth appears to be slowing.

5) Bill would create ‘national nurse’ position. The Hill, May 6, 2015.

A new bill was introduced to create a position tasked with preventing diseases such as obesity and heart disease.

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