Florida's Scott won't drop lawsuit; California auditor slams Medicaid program's for not ensuring provider network integrity;

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> Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said he will continue to pursue his lawsuit against the White House administration until the fate of $2 billion in funding for the state's safety-net hospitals is decided, the Miami Herald reported. Article

> A report by the California Auditor has concluded that two state agencies failed to ensure the integrity of the provider networks that participate in the state's Medicaid managed care program, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

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> Innovation is more than a buzzword in an industry as volatile as healthcare. Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest health systems, is using "pull strategies" to attract people to new ideas, according to Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, based in Oakland, California. Article

> In addition to understanding why a medical error happened, healthcare organizations must also take strong action through its root cause analysis process to keep it from happening again, according to new guidelines released this week by the National Patient Safety Foundation. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Provider organizations continue to lag behind in testing for the transition to ICD-10, according to a survey unveiled Wednesday by the eHealth Initiative. Of 271 providers to respond to the survey, conducted in May and June, half said they have conducted test transactions using ICD-10 codes with payers and clearinghouses. Only 34 percent said they have completed internal testing, while 17 percent have completed external testing. Article

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