NJ lawmakers compromise on financial transparency law; TX cuts back some navigator requirements;

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> New Jersey lawmakers reached a compromise on a hospital financial transparency bill that would exclude the state's for-profit operators from many compliance aspects, according to NJSpotlight. Article

> New regulations from the Texas Department of Insurance means health navigators across the state have less training and compliance guidelines, but will still have to jump through many hoops before getting certified, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> An administrative law judge urged Florida to rescind a $1 billion contract awarded to a Miami firm to handle Medicaid managed care benefits for residents of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, according to the Miami Herald. Article

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> Healthcare workers who received palliative care training at six medical centers improved patient outcomes in four areas, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The "wall of shame" for health data breaches at the Department of Health and Human Services has seen a lot of action this month. In the month of January alone, more than 70 health data breach incidents affecting more than 500 individuals have been added, according to Healthcare Info SecurityArticle

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