Christie vetoes New Jersey hospital fee bill; Sullivan Cotter opens up compensation survey;

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> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have had hospitals pay per-bed fees to surrounding communities in lieu of the services they receive,  reported. Article

> Sullivan Cotter has opened up participation for its healthcare compensation survey, the company has announced. Statement

> A hospital commission convened by Florida Gov. Rick Scott has recommended more price transparency for the states hospitals, according to the Florida Times-Union. Article

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> Excellent healthcare leaders share several common traits, including an in-depth knowledge of how their whole business works and great decision-making skills, according to the results of a 10-year study of successful executives highlighted in Harvard Business Review. Article

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> Overall, rural providers have adopted Meaningful Use at about the same rate as urban providers, however, greater disparities persist between different rural practices, new research shows. About 82 percent of rural physicians adopted electronic health record systems in 2013, compared to 78 percent of urban ones, according to a study published in Health Affairs. But rural dentists saw only 9.5 percent adoption of Meaningful Use; advanced practice nurses saw only 33.3 percent and physician assistants saw 28.1 percent. Article

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