New UI Children's Hospital to cost one-third more than projected; Ohio awash with patients who can't afford deductibles;

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> The New University of Iowa Children's Hospital will cost about $362 million to built, about one-third more than its original cost estimate, and will require authorization from the university system's board of regents, the Press-Citizen has reported. Article

> Ohio has one of the highest rates of consumers with high-deductible policies, leading to an increase in patients putting off care or being hit with bills they cannot afford, the Plain Dealer has reported. Article

> A New Jersey couple who sued after receiving a surprise anesthesiology bill has lost in court. Even though New Jersey has a law against surprise bills, the judge in the case decided that federal, rather than state law, governed their insurance coverage, NorthJersey.com reported. Article

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> Although the Veterans Health Administration has a backlog of nearly 867,000 healthcare applications in pending status, 35 percent of the backlog contains applications for deceased veterans, according to a new report from the VHA's Office of Inspector General. Article

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> The relationship between a provider and a business associate can be a complicated one, especially when it comes to cybersecurity concerns. To that end, HIPAA lawyers, speaking on a panel at a healthcare security conference this week, highlighted what providers should look for when signing an agreement with a BA. Article

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