AHA slammed over budget criticisms; New York hospitals struggle to reduce ER waiting times;

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> A member of The New York Times editorial board has slammed the American Hospital Association for criticizing a budget deal that would cut some payments for outpatient services performed on hospital grounds. Article

> Some hospitals in upstate New York have tried to reduce the waiting times in their emergency rooms, but have done so with varying degrees of success, the Buffalo News has reported. Article

Provider News

> A Boston hospital aims to use a story-recording booth to help critically ill patients gain a perspective on their own health struggles and also educate other patients and their families about the condition, according to Boston Public Radio. Massachusetts General Hospital's Paul S. Russell Museum plans to install an interactive story-recording booth, where patients can record their own stories or access stories of other patients with similar conditions. Article

> The U.S. Justice Department has reached a $250 million-plus settlement with more than 450 hospitals nationwide regarding the overbilling for cardiac care. Article

Healthcare IT News

> There are no signs the telemedicine market will be slowing down anytime soon, especially in light of a report from Grand View Research Inc. forecasting that the market will reach $2.8 billion by 2022. Article

And finally... Deer struck by car self-admits to hospital ER. Article