Health care news from around the web: July 8 - 12

Written on Jul 08, 2019

Budget targets surprise health care billings
Lawmakers are considering ways to address the problem of people receiving unexpected bills from out-of-network health care providers, with House and Senate negotiators expressing optimism they can agree on a solution. 

Is Germany's health care system a model for the U.S.?
Americans are divided about how to pay for medical care and insurance. Whether the “fix” is found in the Affordable Care Act, private insurance, "Medicare for all" or something totally different, some Americans are pointing to health care systems in other wealthy countries as models.

Trump administration delays enforcing health care 'conscience' rule pending lawsuits
The Department of Health and Human Services will hold off on enforcing a "conscience" rule that would allow health care professionals to deny treatment to individuals that they felt violated their moral or religious beliefs, giving the Trump administration more time to deal with pending lawsuits against the policy.

Hospital pay increase would ‘exacerbate’ nursing homes’ disadvantage in recruitment, AHCA head warns
A proposed change in how low-wage hospitals pay employees could be a threat to recruitment and retention for long-term care providers, according to formal comments responding to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rules for 2020.

Tech Corner — Millennials and technology leaders differ on top technologies for business transformation: KPMG report
Highlighting divergent opinions between global tech leaders and millennials, a report on technology industry innovation shows some differences about which technologies each group feels will have the biggest impact on business transformation in their companies over the next three years.

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