$13B for community health centers; HHS OIG offers fraud and abuse guidance;

> The Senate has approved legislation providing $13.1 billion in funding for community health centers through 2012. Article

> The HHS OIG has issued new supplemental program guidance for nursing facilities intended to help them address key Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse issues related to poor quality of care, kickbacks and billing. Article

> A Virginia health system has agreed to contribute $1 million to fund a health insurance program covering 1,500 to 2,000 low-income small business employees. The plan is part of a larger initiative, involving state, provider and employer funding, backed by the state's governor. Article

> A New Jersey hospital has agreed to pay almost $4 million to settle charges that it defrauded Medicare by improperly increasing charges. Article

And Finally... Buyer gives stranger a hand--though he'll never be able to thank her. Article

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