Hospital prices up 0.7 percent in September; AHRQ says co-pays may increase net health costs;

> Consumer prices for hospitals went up last month, climbing 0.7 percent in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Article

> According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a new study has concluded that prescription co-pays may actually increase net health plan spending in some instances, rather than cutting costs as intended. Article

> With Perot Systems now under Dell's wing, what will that mean for healthcare organizations?  Tweet @pschealthcare to find out, or maybe you'll want to watch this page for future tech options. Page

> The HHS Office of the Inspector General has released new tips to help Medicare beneficiaries protect themselves against medical identity theft. Article

And Finally... If you like your Good Book with a psychedelic twist, this R. Crumb project may be just for you. Article