ACA creating lucrative Washington niche; Houston Methodist enters into deal with Christus Health;

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> Those with extensive knowledge of the Affordable Care Act are finding lucrative niches in Washington as either lobbyists or advisors, spurring what the New York Times says is a cottage industry. Article

> The Houston Methodist System has entered into a deal with Christus Health Coast to acquire a minority interest in two of its hospitals in the Houston area, the Houston Business Journal reports. Article

> Due to changes in overtime rules, the cost of caring for elderly people in California is set to rise over the next 15 months, adding as much as $150 million a year to the overall pricetag. Article

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> Despite confusion over healthcare reform, at least one group is taking advantage of the opportunities it brings. Real estate firms are investing in the medical office building market, Dallas/Fort Worth Health Daily reports. Article

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> Differential diagnostic decision support tools generally are built to identify a single correct diagnosis, but the value of information they provide might better achieve the goals of shared decision-making to improve care and cut costs, according to a BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making article. Article

And finally...A stomach as a beer brewery. Article

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