CMS adds to never events; Kansas health plans join CMS;

> This week, CMS added three conditions to its list of those "never events" for which it won't reimburse. Article

> Kansas' largest health plans have announced that they will stop paying hospitals for avoidable complications from care, including the administration of wrong blood types and certain infections. FierceHealthcare

> CMS has issued a final rule to improve the accuracy of payment for services to Medicare beneficiaries who need intensive services from inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Article

> A group of physicians has been working, unsuccessfully, to force the health insurer administering Georgia's state employee health benefits plan to disclose what it pays physicians around the state. Now it appears that the state Supreme Court will decide whether it gets its wish. FierceHealthcare 

And Finally... Just what we need--another presidential contender. Article

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