PA lawmakers trying to push Medicaid vote; Cost of care in MA all over map;

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> Under pressure to bring in more revenue, a bill to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania has received bipartisan support in a recent committee vote, but there are still no plans to bring the bill to a floor vote, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Article

> The cost of care at hospitals in Massachusetts is all over the map, the Boston Business Journal reported. Article

> Based on Medicare charge data, Maine's hospitals cost about 17 percent below the national average, but critics say it could be even lower, the Bangor Daily News reported. Article

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> The American Medical Association (AMA) may endorse physician-led team-based care, according to Forbes. The AMA wants doctors to serve as "quarterbacks" of healthcare teams, according to the article, a controversial stance as other health professionals such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners step into expanded roles in healthcare in response to the physician shortage, and as the Affordable Care Act gives Americans access to more healthcare services. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Despite progress in obtaining reimbursement for telehealth services from private payers, change is coming slowly, according to a study published this month in Telemedicine and e-Health. Article

And finally...Man revives prairie dog with CPR. Article