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) Home healthcare industry braces for another Medicare cut. Modern Healthcare, June 28, 2016.

The Affordable Care Act mandated the cut of $180 million.

2) FDA Approves First Pill to Treat All Forms of Hepatitis C. The AP, June 28, 2016.

The FDA approved the combination pill Epclusa as a way to treat all major forms of hepatitis C.

3) Millions of patient records reportedly for sale on the dark web after ransom demand. Healthcare IT News, June 28, 2016.

Healthcare records of 655,000 patients are being sold on the web.

4) Cholera vaccine developed by University of Maryland wins FDA approval. The Baltimore Sun, June 29, 2016.

The FDA approved a vaccine that will provide US travelers with a defense against the Cholera infection.

5) BCBS to sell services to smaller Blues plans. Crain’s, June 26, 2016.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has a new division as part of its restructuring plan to sell consulting services to small Blues plans in other states.

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