Missouri family practitioners facing big Medicaid cut; Nurses in more peril from patients;

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> Facing a reduction in the temporary Medicaid payment boost for primary care, Missouri's family practitioners are considering whether to stop taking patients from the program, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Article

> Nurses today are subject to more physical abuse from patients than in the past, raising questions as to how to better protect them, CBS News reported. Article

> Four hospitals in New York City damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 have received $1.6 billion in federal funds to replace damaged equipment and put in safeguards to avoid repeating such losses in the future, the New York Times reported. Article

Provider News

> Massachusetts-based Steward Health Care System will close down Quincy Medical Center by the end of the year, displacing nearly 700 workers, according to the Boston Globe. The closure will be the biggest hospital closing in Massachusetts in at least 10 years. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Physician involvement is an especially crucial element at several levels for hospitals transitioning to ICD-10, according to healthcare IT consultant D'Arcy Guerin Gue, writing in ICD10monitor.com this week. Article

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