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) Health Insurance Deductibles Outpacing Wage Increases, Study Finds. The New York Times, September 22, 2015.

The upward creep in health insurance deductibles has easily outpaced the increase in wages over the last five years.

2) Judge tells HHS to revisit two-midnight rule’s inpatient pay cut. Modern Healthcare, September 22, 2015.

A federal judge ruled that HHS must provide better justification to cut inpatient payments to hospitals.

3) Vendor’s unsecure data found on Web cloud platform. Healthcare IT News, September 23, 2015.

An insurance claims management company failed to encrypt its data and allowed detailed medical records of 1.5 million people to end up online.

4) CEOs of Aetna, Anthem Make Case for Health Insurance Mergers. AP, September 22, 2015.

The leaders of the two insurers argued their case to Congress.

5) Adventist Health System to pay $118 mln to settle fraud claims. Reuters, September 21, 2015.

The Florida based healthcare system will pay $118.7 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that accused it of paying kickbacks.

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