MN Medicaid demonstration saves $10.5M; Detroit women dying in pregnancy at triple national rate;

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> A Medicaid demonstration project in Minnesota saved $10.5 million in its first year, and the number of participating providers will soon expand from six to nine, AHA News Now reported. Article

> Detroit women die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national rate, and higher than Libya. Experts blame it on a combination of chronic health conditions and poverty, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> Despite the fact that Texas did not expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, more than 80,000 new residents have joined the Medicaid rolls, according to the Texas Tribune. Article

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> The Ritz-Carlton hotel doesn't just inspire lessons in customer service and hospitality, it also inspired one Midwestern hospital to decrease readmissions for hip and knee replacements to .74 percent, according to a story from Becker's Hospital Review. Article

Healthcare IT News

> A report published in May by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology calls on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to transform healthcare nationally by engineering a "robust" health information infrastructure. Article

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