Drivers suit against HCA hospitals allowed to proceed; New England hospitals join forces;

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> A federal appeals court will allow a group of professional drivers in Florida to proceed with its suit against HCA's hospitals in that state. The drivers accuse the organizations of overcharging for scans and other services after automobile accidents, the Palm Beach Post has reported. Article

> Three hospitals in New Hampshire and Vermont have formed an alliance intended to improve delivery of emergency medicine, oncology and radiology services, according to the Keene Sentinel. Article

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> Nurses working rotating night shifts may face unintended health consequences, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

> Healthcare needs academic medical centers to drive the innovations and transformation processes currently underway in the industry, but the nature of present-day pay-for-performance measures leaves many such hospitals in the dust, argues a commentary in The Washington Post. Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must include telehealth in value-based payment models and lift geographic restrictions on its use, a new brief published by the American Hospital Association argues. Article

And Finally... A birthday party for a pothole. Article