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) Who controls the data? U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear healthcare case. Modern Healthcare, June 29, 2015.

Next term, the Supreme Court will hear a case on whether a self-funded insurer should have to turn over information to the state.

2) High Court’s Decision on Same Sex Marriage Expected to Boost Health Coverage Among Gay Couples. Kaiser Health News, June 29, 2015.

As same-sex spouses get access to employer plans, health insurance plans are expected to increase.

3) Wayne State medical school offers more details on pending probation action. Crain’s, June 30, 2015.

Wayne State University School of Medicine released a letter outlining the 12 violations of accreditation standards found by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education.

4) Healthcare adjusts to life as hacker target. Healthcare IT News, July 1, 2015.

Creative solutions are being developed to respond to the increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organizations.

5) Kidney-care providers to face CMS fines and see new quality metrics. Modern Healthcare, June 29, 2015.

Kidney-care providers could see their Medicare payments reduced if they fail to score high enough on quality measures.

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