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) Snyder deploys top aide to work on Flint water response. The Detroit News, January 28, 2016.

Gov. Snyder is deploying a top aide and outside experts to study water quality and restore access to safe tap water in Flint.

2) Accountable care organizations wrestling with health IT, few use single EHR, survey finds. Healthcare IT News, January 27, 2016.

Many ACOs are still struggling to overcome the challenges associated with health information technology integration, patient management and drug selection to improve care outcomes.

3) Doctors Who Get Sued Are Likely to Get Sued Again. The New York Times, January 27, 2016.

One percent of doctors account for almost a third of all paid malpractice claims.

4) Hospitals under pressure to cut readmissions for minorities, poor. Modern Healthcare, January 26, 2016.

CMS is pushing hospitals to reduce readmissions for minority and low income Medicare enrollees.

5) United, American Offering Refunds for Travel to Zika Areas. AP, January 26, 2016.

Two airlines are offering refunds to passengers worried about the Zika virus outbreak.

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