GA looks to reopen closed hospitals; Centene fattens up on Medicaid;

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> Georgia plans to reopen some of its shuttered rural hospitals as facilities that provide emergency care only, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

> The St. Louis-based firm Centene capitalized on the expansion of Medicaid, seeing its revenue rise more than 37 percent in 2014 as it snagged managed care contracts in numerous states, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Article

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> There has been an increase in hospital violence across the country over the past decade and hospitals must prepare for the worst, emergency preparedness experts said in an article in Anesthesiology News. Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will offer a second round of funding to help states implement new healthcare delivery and payment models. It will provide  $30 million to 15 states already in the State Innovation Models program and another $700 million for 12 new participants, with awards ranging from $20 million to $100 million each. Article

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