Iowa hospitals seek injunction on Medicaid expansion plan; Pay flat for Indianapolis hospital CEOs;

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> The Iowa Hospital Association has asked a state court judge to issue a preliminary injunction against Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to privatize the state's Medicaid program, The Des Moines Register has reported. Article

> Although the CEOs of many Indianapolis-area hospitals earn seven-figure pay, their compensation appears to have been flat as of late, according to the Indianapolis StarArticle

> Baltimore hospitals are offering up 375 new jobs to residents of areas of the city hit hard by riots earlier this year, The Baltimore Sun reported. Article

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> Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) not only threaten patients, but healthcare providers' reputations and finances, warns a risk-management advisory released by the insurer ACE Group. Article

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> The rise of telemedicine will require that medical education cover new skills to teach future physicians's how to use it effectively and ensure proper quality of care, according to a viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

And finally... The sweet potato fire that won't go out. Article