Mechanics liens filed against new New Orleans hospital; University General Hospital system files for bankruptcy;

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> Tens of millions of dollars in mechanics' liens have been filed against the newly constructed University Medical Center in New Orleans, WDSU-TV reported. Article

> The parent company of the University General Hospital system in Houston has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, claiming the need to create a more appropriate business model, the Houston Chronicle reported. Article

Forbes contributor Nicole Fisher discusses three healthcare trends in her latest column: Hospital boards lack diversity, women make up relatively few members of hospital leadership teams and more doctors have seats at the C-suite table. Article

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> The American Hospital Association has joined the chorus calling for changes in the Hospital Readmissions and Reduction Program to avoid penalizing facilities for readmission factors beyond their control. The AHA's report, "Rethinking the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program," is critical of the HRRP, a component of the Affordable Care Act that penalizes hospitals with higher-than-expected readmissions for certain clinical conditions. Article

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> A group of about 80 healthcare chief executive officers has sent a note to the New York State Legislature in support of funds requested by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for the statewide health information exchange. Article

And finally... Darth Vader bank robber. Article