Posts Tagged: HIPAA

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Federal Government to Investigate Partnership with Google and Ascension. Newsweek. November 12, 2019. Google’s move into the medical information field known as Project Nightingale may be creating a database of patient information that is not… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Tenet To Pay $66 Million to Resolve Kickback Lawsuit. Becker’s Hospital Review. November 6, 2019. The lawsuit alleges the company billed government payers for services provided by physicians who had an improper financial relationship with… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1.5 Million Patients’ Data Exposed in Breaches in September. Modern Healthcare. October 9, 2019. Nearly 1.5 million people had data exposed in healthcare breaches reported to the federal government last month. That is more than… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Medicare Billing Error Impacts 411,000 Senior Citizens. Becker’s Hospital Review. September 25, 2019. About 411,000 senior citizens nationwide were double billed for their Medicare premiums in September due to a glitch in the system. The… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: General Motors Cuts Health Plan for 50,000 Striking Workers. Becker’s Hospital Review. September 18, 2019. 50,000 General Motors employees are striking as the United Auto Workers Union and GM try to negotiate a new deal.… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Health Insurance Companies and Fraud? ProPublica. September 10, 2019. Healthcare prosecutors claim that health insurance companies are not putting in efforts to stop medical fraud. 2) Democratic Bill Aims to Negotiate Medicare Drug Prices. The… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Patients to Receive Medical Records Through Mobile Apps? The New York Times. September 3, 2019. Patients be able to get their medical records through smartphone apps as easily as they order a ride from Lyft.… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Oakwood Physician Settles Lawsuit for More than $3 Million. Crains, June 25, 2019. A jury awarded more than $3 million to a person who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy. She is one of hundreds to accuse… Read the rest »