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> The Kern County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors fired the chief executive officer of Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield after it was revealed the hospital has miscalculated receivables and cash dating back to 200, the Bakersfield Californian reported. Article

> The firm that oversees Louisiana's Medicaid program will move forward with a lawsuit claiming wrongful termination of its contract, according to the Times-Picayune Greater New Orleans. Article

> Various state regulators are on the lookout for websites meant to emulate those of the health insurance exchanges, which might be used to perpetrate fraud or sow confusion, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

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> Hospitals and nurses in Washington are at odds over the best way to prevent falls, KUOW reported. Nurses and their unions have been lobbying heavily for legislation that would require hospitals to increase the size of their nursing staff, citing academic studies that show falls decrease as the number of nurses on the hospital floor increases. The hospital lobby, however, is opposed to the legislation, and has made its presence felt in the legislatures. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The cost of running a data site related to the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act has tripled to more than $35 million since 2011, according to an article from Nextgov, citing documents from the Federal Business Opportunities government website. Article

And finally...A truly honest obituary. Article