New Jersey lawmaker reintroduce hospital fee bill; Connecticut hospitals want quick ruling on bed tax;

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> Undaunted by a previous veto by Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would compel hospitals to pay service taxes to municipalities, according to press of AtlanticCity.com. Article

> Connecticut's hospitals are pushing the state to make a quicker decision on a bed tax, the Danbury News-Times has reported. Article

> A bill that would privatize three publicly-owned nursing homes in West Virginia has run into opposition from unions representing healthcare workers in the state, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. Article

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> Hospital emergency departments have great potential as a source to shed light on police shootings, according to National Public Radio. EDs can provide information on patients who use ED services after being shot, according to Joseph Richardson, head of the Violence Intervention Research Project at Prince George's Hospital Trauma Center just outside the District of Columbia. Article

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> A computer glitch that arose when the Department of Veterans Affairs switched to ICD-10 last October canceled a large number of patient consults and procedure orders, DisabledVeterans.org has reported. Article

And finally... A 155-year-old mousetrap in museum display catches mouse. Article

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