HSA account holders rarely invest funds; hospital whistleblower suit unsealed;

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> A new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that only a tiny percentage of health savings account holders actually invest their money in stocks, Kaiser Health News has reported. Article

> A recently unsealed whistleblower suit contends that Carolinas Medical Center and North Carolina Baptist Hospital have cheated the Medicare program out of millions of dollars through overbilling, although the U.S. Justice Department declined to join in the suit, according to the Charlotte Observer. Article

> The rate of uninsured in Colorado has plummeted from 15.8 percent to 6.7 percent, almost entirely from Medicaid expansion, according to a new study by the Colorado Health Institute. Report

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> Although many patients and their families view religion or spirituality as important near the end of life, few surrogate decision-makers and healthcare professionals discuss these considerations during family meetings in intensive care units, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

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> The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has fined Indiana-based radiation oncology practice Cancer Care Group $750,000 for potential HIPAA violations stemming from the 2012 theft of a laptop that contained information for 55,000 patients. Article

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