Moderate GOP lawmakers push Medicaid expansion in Montana; Georgia providers, insurers team up for costs;

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> A push by moderate GOP lawmakers in Montana has kept Medicaid expansion alive for now, Reuters reported. Article

> Teaching hospitals may benefit if Sen. Charles Schumer becomes the new Senate minority leader, according to Roll Call. Article

> Providers and insurers in Georgia have teamed up to try and tame healthcare costs, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Article

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> The rise of value-based payment models has made hospital readmission reduction a top priority for providers, and strategies abound for how to tackle this often-thorny issue. Perhaps the most effective approach to take, then, is one that blends two of the most effective care-coordination methods, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Daily. Article

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> Jamie Knapp, a former respiratory therapist at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon, has been indicted for HIPAA violations after unlawfully accessing health information of patients at the hospital. Knapp obtained identifiable information of 596 patients at Bay Park, according to an article at Article

And finally... All the hospitals where you can patronize a McDonalds. Article