Illinois experiences chaotic shift to Medicaid managed care; Picketing gets facility fee dropped;

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> Illinois' shift to Medicaid managed care has caused a variety of problems for enrollees, who say they have trouble seeing their own physicians or obtaining translation services, the Chicago Tribune reported. Article

> A patient at an Atlanta cancer practice recently purchased by an area hospital got a bill reduction after picketing over a $3,000 facility fee, WSB-TV reported. Article

> Minnesota hospitals are treating the bulk of Bakken field oil workers burned or otherwise injured on the North Dakota plains, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Article

Provider News

> Despite some improvements, the Department of Veterans Affairs has yet to fully address more than 100 of the Government Accountability Office's recommendations, according to a GAO report. Article

Healthcare IT News

> As the federal government continues to push for value over volume when it comes to healthcare, providers--like those at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics--increasingly are turning to technology to bolster their efforts. Article

And finally...Dog breaks out of house, goes to hospital to visit owner. Article