Macon hospital pays $20M settlement; Florida lawmaker tweets against Medicaid expansion;

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> Macon's Medical Center of Central Georgia has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit, Georgia Health News has reported. Between 2004 and 2008, the hospital billed the Medicare program for inpatient services that should have been charged at the lower outpatient rate. Article

> A Florida lawmaker sent a series of tweets over the weekend defending his position against expanding Medicaid eligibility in the Sunshine State. State Rep. Richard Corcoran (R) called hospitals greedy for wanting expansion and said he was standing up for the working poor, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Article

> The Colorado Hospital Association has announced an initiative to dramatically reduce the state's pre-term births, AHA News Now has reported. Article

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> Healthcare's need to transition from volume- to value-based care models is a constant refrain in the industry, but the shift has hit a rough patch that demonstrates organizations can't achieve true reform until they change their cultures, according to a Health Affairs blog post. Article

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> A study on the views of clinical decision support found tension between clinical users and vendors, as well as a shared belief that national standards could solve many of the problems. Article

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