Fifty-six hospitals settle fraud charges; Better food at TN hospitals boost bottom line;

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> The U.S. Justice Department has reached a $34 million settlement with 56 hospitals nationwide over Medicare fraud. Article

> Better food at Tennessee hospitals increases patient satisfaction and adds to the bottom line. Article

> The state of Hawaii has released its first-ever community health needs assessment. Article

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> Social work intervention can help hospitals lower readmissions by more than half, according to a two-year study of 100 patients at high risk of readmission. Article

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> Patients are enthusiastic about using online portals to manage their medications, but more features and functionality are necessary to maximize medication management and adherence, according to a study published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

And finally...The Minnesota Department of Health censors its own colonscopy ad. Article

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