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) Federal health officials, insurers agree on how to rate doctors’ quality. The Washington Post, February 16, 2016.

CMS and the health insurance industry have agreed on measures for physician quality in seven areas.

2) Report calls out weak FDA stance on medical device cybersecurity, favors stronger regulation. Healthcare IT News, February 17, 2016.

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology claims recent guidance regarding health cybersecurity falls short.

3) Feds wrap up national probe into cardiac devices; 51 more hospitals settle. Modern Healthcare, February 17, 2016.

The federal government investigated the overuse of implantable cardiac defibrillators, and now an additional 51 hospitals will have to pay penalties.

4) CFO: Flint will run out of cash without water bill help. The Detroit News, February 17, 2016.

Without help from the state, Flint’s water fund could run dry by this summer.

5) Stryker buys Physio-Control for $1.28 billion. Crain’s, February 16, 2016.

Stryker is buying Physio-Control to expand its product offerings and global reach.

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