FL hospital offers train passes to save on parking; Only hospital in OK town halts contraception;

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> Citing construction costs of about $13,000 per parking space, Florida Hospital in Orlando is offering its employees discounted passes on the new SunRail train system in order to save money, WFTV reported. Article

> After a takeover by Ascension Health, the only hospital in a small town in Oklahoma has stopped prescribing contraception, AllGov.com reported. Article

> The debate in the Virginia statehouse is heating up over whether to accept Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposal to expand Medicaid eligibility as part of a two-year pilot program, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Article

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> With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services penalizing 30-day readmissions, it's more important than ever for hospitals to take a proactive approach to prevent readmissions. It seemed like an uphill struggle, considering two-thirds of hospitals received fines in the second round of penalties last year. Recently, however, there are signs that hospitals made headway in this ongoing battle. Article

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> President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed H.R. 4302, which was just passed through the Senate Monday, implementing a 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts for physicians and delaying ICD-10 until at least October 1, 2015. Article

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