AHA asks White House to confirm charity support; Malpractice costs down in CT;

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> Behavioral health providers worry their smaller profit margins will make the ICD-10 delay more difficult, Healthcare Finance News reports. Article

> The American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States in a letter Monday asked the Obama administration to clearly state its support for charities that help low-income patients under the Affordable Care Act with medical expenses. Letter (.pdf)

> Malpractice costs have steadily declined in Connecticut over the past few years, according to the Hartford Business Journal. Article

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> The government will launch an investigation and inquiry into the alleged coverup of service and treatment delays for more than 1,400 ailing veterans, some of whom died while awaiting treatment, the Washington Post reported. Article

> Hospitals often turn a blind eye to bad behavior by physicians, especially if the doctors generate a lot of revenue, according to Syracuse.com. Article

And Finally… Boil 'em, mash 'em, commit armed robbery with 'em. Article

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