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) UnitedHealth to Exit Key ACA Market. The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2016.

UnitedHealth Group will offer plans in only six states’ marketplaces next year, fulfilling the withdrawal it announced earlier.

2) Health insurance mega-deals aren’t winning over a key party: large employers. Modern Healthcare, June 1, 2016.

Reduced competition among insurers could lead to higher healthcare costs for employers.

3) FDA Looks to Cut Salt Content in Food. The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2016.

Regulators and the food industry are in disagreement over salt as the government issued guidelines targeting restaurant meals and packaged foods.

4) McLaren Cardiovascular Institute opens at 2 Southeast Michigan hospitals. Crain’s, June 1, 2016.

Two hospitals have launched the McLaren Cardiovascular Institute to expand heart services in Southeast Michigan.

5) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital saves $10 million using employee analytics. Healthcare IT News, May 31, 2016.

The hospital has saved on costs by addressing staff issues and increasing employee engagement.

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