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) EHR vendors fall short on usability testing. Modern Healthcare, September 9, 2015.

Many developers of popular EHRs are having trouble with reporting and meeting federal design requirements.

2) Federal Judge Allows Part of GOP Health-Care Lawsuit to Proceed. The Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2015.

A federal judge allowed House Republicans to proceed with a part of the lawsuit challenging Obama’s implementation of the 2010 health-care law.

3) California Lawmakers Approve Right-to-Die Legislation. AP, September 9, 2015.

California approved legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.

4) U.S. doctors group says planned health mergers are anti-competitive. Reuters, September 8, 2015.

The leading U.S. physicians’ organization said that two proposed mergers of health insurers could lead to higher prices in 17 states.

5) Mid-sized businesses urge Congress to block Obamacare’s expansion of small group market. The Business Journals, September 9, 2015.

There is momentum building in Congress for legislation that would prevent Obamacare’s planned expansion of the small group health insurance market to include employers with 51 to 100 employees.

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