House Dems request RAC program audit; Kaiser to build $700M new hospital;

> House Democrats have asked the GAO to conduct a study of the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program, citing reports of problems in its implementation. Article

> Kaiser Permanente has announced plans to build a new, energy-friendly 314-bed hospital in Southern California--at a price tag of $700 million. Article

> The CEO with financially-struggling Atlanta hospital Grady Memorial may get a $750,000 payout now that her contract has been terminated. Article

> Blue Shield of California plans to expand its infection control program to 50 hospitals, citing savings it has already generated from initial efforts. Article 

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