California hospital may not follow assisted suicide law; UNC Hospitals plan expansion;

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> A large non-religious hospital in Pasadena, California has recently decided not to honor the state's recently enacted assisted suicide law, begging the question as to whether other institutions will follow, the Los Angeles Times reported. Article

> UNC Hospitals plans to expand a recently opened hospital in Hillsborough, North Carolina and expand another hospital in Chapel Hill, according to The Charlotte News & Observer. Article

> Big acute care teaching hospitals that provide specialized tertiary services to out-of-town patients are leading to another new ancillary business--hotels to service their family members, Crain's Chicago Business reported. Article

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> The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday challenged healthcare organizations and innovators nationwide to design a medical bill that is easier for patients to understand. Article

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> The recently proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and the new Merit Based Incentive Payment System is overly complex and could wind up driving many clinicians out of the industry, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka. Article

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