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  • State Approves Plantation General Hospital’s Move To NSU (CBS Miami)
  • FTC Suffers Setback in Campaign to Slow the Rising Tide of Healthcare Consolidations (JDSupra)
  • How Oregon patients can get a better read on their hospital costs (Portland Business Journal)
  • Senators hear about health care cuts proposed for next year (Miami Herald)
  • For hospitals, prestige leads to profits (Cincinnati.com )
  • Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the US (CBS Philly)
  • Half of US Hospitals Lose Money on Patient Care (NPQ)
  • Health Care Price Transparency Tool Fails To Decrease Costs (Twin Cities Business)
  • Rounds, tribes demand Indian Health Service audit (Argus Leader)
  • The nation’s teaching hospitals are under threat (Washington Post)
  • Southcoast Health, Care New England hospital groups take big step in merger talks (Southcoast Today)
  • Internists Say GME Funding Undermines Primary Care (Medscape)
  • Health care is being upended and it’s having a big impact in Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
  • 6 new nursing home quality measures to shed light on short-term stays (Healthcare Dive)
  • Verizon, striking unions at impasse as health benefits to expire (Yahoo News)
  • Healthcare agencies, local officials celebrate opening of C3356 Comprehensive Care Center (Mountain Xpress)
  • Hospitalists: Riding the Wave of Changes in Healthcare (Medscape)
  • Healthcare shocker: These insurers are making money on Obamacare (LA Times)
  • When a nonprofit health system outsources its ER, debt collectors follow (St. Louis Dispatch)
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases: Hospitals faced with new challenges as illnesses return (Fierce Health)
  • Medicare Delays Plans For New Star Ratings On Hospitals After Outcry (US News)
  • Colorado Marijuana Report Reveals Increase in Hospital Visits After Legalization (ABC News)  
  • UnitedHealthcare to exit most Obamacare exchanges (CNN)
  • At Teaching Hospitals, Aggressive Screening May Lead To Medicare Penalties (KHN)  
  • LSU Hospital Operator May Proceed with Antitrust Suit Against Competing Health System (National Law Review)  
  • Kidney stone patients hospitalized on the weekend may get delayed treatment (Science Daily)
  • Excellus BCBS study explores alternatives for preventable emergency room visits but ACEP says findings are misleading (Fierce Health)
  • Cancer Care Has Not Overtaken Overall Healthcare Costs, Clarifies Milliman Study (AJMC)
  • Colonoscopies, Mammograms And Childbirth Are Americans’ Most-Shopped Health Services (WBUR - NPR)
  • Montana suppliers struggle with Medicare payment, bidding program for certain medical equipment (Missoulian)
  • Uphill FTC fight for big Chicago-area health systems (Crain's)
  • Medicare Payment Reform: Hospitals Cannot Succeed Without Medicare Data (Health Affairs Blog)
  • Hospital readmission penalties approaching for nursing home patients (MedicalXpress)
  • Elements of MedStar Health attack mirror ransomware warned about by FBI (Fierce Health)
  • Hospital Cyberattack Highlights Health Care Vulnerabilities (ABC News)
  • New federally led task forces to crack down on nursing home abuses (Modern Healtcare)
  • Unplanned hospital readmissions remain a problem (Leominster Champ)
  • HCA hospitals sue Molina Healthcare over emergency room payments (Miami Herald)  
  • The Challenges Of Rewarding Value Over Volume Without Penalizing Safety-Net Hospitals (Health Affairs)
  • Public-Hospital Network Aims for Recovery (WSJ)
  • Virginia Health Information Publishes Hospital Cardiac Report (PR Newswire)
  • Artificial Intelligence Reduces Hospital Admissions (Health IT Outcomes)
  • Predictive software can identify risk of dangerous diseases (Science Daily)
  • 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare (Becker's)
  • Hackers target 2 more Southern California hospitals (KPCC)
  • Early Discharge Of Mental Health Patient Jeopardizes Emporia Hospital’s Medicare Payments (KCUR.Org)
  • Population health: N.J. hospital systems move care into communities (NJ.Com)
  • Michigan law would require hospitals to post list of fees for services (Modern Healthcare)
  • Wall Street dips as healthcare lags before U.S. Fed statement (Reuters)
  • Most hospital leaders think major reforms needed to survive (Fierce Health)
  • Federal cuts for Florida healthcare mean hospitals — including Jackson Memorial — could lose millions (Miami Herald)
  • Massachusetts Hospital Association Votes Against Cannabis Ballot Measure (Business Times)
  • Hospital deregulation efforts fail in Virginia legislature (Washington Post)
  • CYBERATTACK ON HEALTH: What local hospitals are doing to protect your medical records (Duluth News Tribune)
  • 29 Massachusetts Hospitals Commit to Antibiotic Stewardship Through Food Purchasing (Market Wired)
  • Home Birth Rates Have Significantly Increased, But Are They Any Safer Than A
  • Hospital Delivery? (Medical Daily)
  • Health Care Providers Should Publish Physician Ratings (NEJM Catalyst)
  • Colorado AG gives OK to controversial hospital provider fee move (Denver Post)
  • Supreme Court sides with insurer, against Vermont in data-sharing case (Modern Healthcare)
  • Nursing shortage in the United States (Wichita Eagle)
  • These NJ towns are now challenging hospitals' tax-free status  (NJ.com)
  • Underfunding and Understaffing Lead to Poorer Outcomes for Safety-Net Hospitals (HealthLeaders Media)
  • Study finds no evidence that decline in rehospitalizations is due to increase in observation admissions (Fierce Health)
  • Conflicting Ratings For Home Health Agencies Can Be Puzzling (NPR)
  • Women Increasingly Having Outpatient Mastectomies, New Federal Data Show (KHN) 
  • NY struggles to fine nursing homes, audit says (Ithaca Journal)
  • Medicare Advantage faces less pressure to cut benefits (Star Telegram)
  • Mental health: Task force identifies ways to improve access to care (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Pivotal Massachusetts Nursing Home Suit  Raises a Simple Question: Who Signed the Contract? (NYT)
  • High-level management failures doomed HealthCare.gov (FCW)
  • Federal rule could change how hospitals prepare for emergencies: 7 things to know (Becker's)
  • Hospital's Patient Record System Hit by  Ransom Hackers (The Atlantic)
  • Feds wrap up national probe into cardiac devices; 51 more hospitals settle (Modern Healthcare)
  • Intensive care needed for NYC’s public hospitals  (NY Daily News)
  • Hospital funding to be cut even in best-case scenarios in Louisiana (The Times-Picayune)
  • Alabama puts hospitals at forefront of Medicaid managed care (USA Today)
  • In hospital as inpatient, or for observation? Your cost might differ (Columbus Dispatch)
  • Hospital rating and ranking websites with Public Access 2016  (The Sentinel Cumberlink)
  • 20 major companies band together to control cost of employee health benefits (Becker's)
  • Blue Cross parent axes workers on heels of Obamacare losses (Modern Healthcare)
  • Licking Wounds, Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment (KHN)
  • Put the ‘Community’ Back Into Community Hospital Bankruptcies (Wall Street Journal) 
  • Competition Vs. Quality Of Care In Health Care Dispute  (Hartford Courant)
  • Why you should be skeptical about an 'Uber for healthcare' (LA Times )
  • Reforming Federal Oversight Of Medical Devices Won’t Be Easy (KHN)
  • Maryland: Innovative Health Care Partnership Launches to Reduce Hospital Visits  (Fierce Health)
  • Congress grapples with spending $500 million on mental health (WIAT)
  • Allegheny Health Network condemns UPMC plan to build South Hills hospital (Tribune Review)
  • Healthgrades Issues Its List of the Top 5% of Hospitals (Healthgrades)
  • Disability group: Stop citing waiting lists to oppose Medicaid expansion (KHN)
  • Partnership aims to reduce hospital admissions for mental health conditions (Crains Detroit Business)
  • UPMC inks deal with Utah firm to calculate health costs (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
  • Feds: South Carolina should stop regulating health care investments (Post & Courier)
  • Public-hospital system chief calls for support to keep afloat (Crain's New York)
  • Ruling throws Illinois hospitals' tax exemptions in question (Chicago Tribune)
  • California regulators are urged to scrutinize health insurance mega-mergers (Los Angeles Times)
  • Kennedy Health tells competing hospital 'not in my back yard (NJ.com)
  • At the Hospital, Better Responses to Those Beeping Alarms (WSJ)
  • St. Mary's Hospital closes in north-central Illinois (The Times-Ottawa,IL)
  • City of Las Cruces to consider mental health hospital (Albuquerque Journal)  
  • Indiana University Health leaders think the centralized ambulance call service can improve their relationship with other hospitals (Indianapolis BJ)
  • Predictive analytics in healthcare helps improve OR utilization (HealthIT)
  • Novant seeking approval for $45.6M project to expand Huntersville hospital (Charlotte Business Journal)
  • As Home Births Rise in the U.S., New Study Explores Risks (Scientific American)
  • Hospital consolidation among top 2015 health stories in Georgia (Athens Banner)
  • California hospitals will be required to rope in family caregivers (Modern Healthcare)
  • Many medications actually became cheaper this year — but that doesn’t mean Americans are paying less overall (Washington Post)
  • Tax-Exempt Hospitals Face Payments to Host Towns in New Jersey(Bloomberg)
  • 10 big healthcare business stories in 2015  (Fierce Health)
  • Winter exacerbates safety net hospitals' readmission challenges (NJ Business Journal)
  • Health Care Costs More in Cities with Fewer Hospitals (TIME)
  • Many Hospitals Neglect Practices To Combat ER Overcrowding, Study Finds (KHN)
  • The lone profitable ACA exchange now losing millions and suspending enrollment (Manteca Bulletin)
  • CMS Penalizes 758 Hospitals Over Hospital-Acquired Conditions (California Healthline)
  • Obamacare leaves middle-income Ohioans struggling to afford care, analysis shows (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • Building healthier hospitals (Philly.com)
  • Unexpected questions can change a "free" wellness visit into an expensive diagnostic one (US News)
  • KC Health Care Foundation wins legal judgment against HCA  (Kansas City Star)
  • The new health care: Hospitals want to keep you out of hospitals (Dallas Morning News)
  • Hospital a Done Deal? Possibly. In Illinois, Hospital Closure No Longer Requires a CON (The Times, Ottawa, Ill)

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