AHA wants clarification on community needs; D.C. will likely recoup Medicaid payments owed providers;

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> The American Hospital Association is seeking clarity to IRS rules regarding community health needs assessments and other charity-related reporting. Article

> The District of Columbia will likely recover $18 million of Medicaid payments due to its providers through a negotiated settlement with the now bankrupt Chartered Health Plan. Article

> Many elderly patients who are admitted to hospitals via emergency room visits see their conditions eventually deteriorate. Article

Provider News

> Tufts Medical Center plans to appeal an Office of Inspector General finding that the 415-bed acute care hospital in Boston must repay $1.09 million to Medicare due to inpatient claims billing errors for short-stays and same-day discharges and readmissions in 2009 and 2010. Article

Healthcare IT News

> El Camino Hospital in California reduced readmissions by 25 percent through the use of predictive analytics and videoconferencing with nursing home staff who care for the most high-risk patients, according to a newly published case study by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Article

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