Jameson Hospital System to close birthing center; Cleveland Clinic Florida to be audited;

News From Around The Web

> Jameson Hospital System's decision to close its birthing center at its hospital in New Castle, Pennsylvania at the end of this month could create a business opportunity for other hospitals in the region, the New Castle News reported. Article

> Cleveland Clinic's Florida outpost is among the 31 hospitals statewide facing mandated audits for failing to certify that their contracts don't exceed Medicaid reimbursement allowances, according to the South Florida Business Journal. Article

> Charity care levels at St. Louis-area hospitals dipped in 2013, at a time when profits were up and Missouri had not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Article

Provider News

> A new program at a Seattle hospital is testing an innovative solution to gun violence: treating it the same way it deals with substance abuse. The Harborview Medical Center program began after 2014 research showed that patients admitted for gun-related injuries are more likely to be readmitted for gunshot wounds, commit a crime or be murdered, according to The Trace.  Article

Healthcare IT News

> While telemedicine and electronic health records are helping health providers to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, they also are helping pharmacy retailers stake a legitimate claim in the industry, according to Tobias Barker, vice president of medical operations for CVS MinuteClinic. Article

And finally... The final slip up. Article

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