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) DMC expects to settle nurse wage class-action lawsuit for $42 million. Crain’s, September 14, 2015.

Within the coming weeks, Detroit Medical Center plans to settle the last piece of a nine-year lawsuit.

2) Florida health system to pay $69.5 million over Stark, False Claims allegations. Modern Healthcare, September 15, 2015.

A Florida taxing district that operates hospitals will pay the government nearly $70 million to settle allegations that it illegally paid 9 doctors for referrals.

3) How Healthcare.gov Botched $600 Million Worth of Contracts. Bloomberg Business, September 15, 2015.

A new government audit reveals widespread failures by the federal agency charged with managing the private contractors who built healthcare.gov.

4) Trinity Health appoints Erin Denholm CEO of Trinity Home Health Services. Crain’s, September 15, 2015.

Erin Denholm has been appointed CEO of Trinity Home Health Services, a division of Trinity Health.

5) Cardiologist Nominated to Be Head of F.D.A. The New York Times, September 15, 2015.

Dr. Robert Califf was nominated to be the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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