NM lawmakers ponder transparency website; Hospital robots useful and creepy;

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> A bill pending in the New Mexico Legislature would create a website where patients could shop for care based on cost, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. Article

> Despite warnings about the potential cost, the Wyoming Senate has passed a bill that would provide hospitals with millions of dollars in supplemental funds to cover the costs of uninsured patients, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. Article

> Robots used in hospitals can cut costs and create efficiencies, even though their presence can be unsettling, Wired magazine reported. Article

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> A working group commissioned by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health recommends that top government agencies conduct research to develop new strategies to manage the "widespread condition" of chronic pain. Article

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> Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health made clear at a hearing examining ICD-10 implementation Wednesday that they do not want to see the transition delayed yet again. Article

And Finally... Trip to dentist leads to discovery of liver tumor. Article