Patients always ask for itemized hospital bill; ACA may help cancer survival rate increase;

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> Patients can benefit if they ask for an itemized list of all charges before paying a hospital bill, Fox News reported. Often, they will find hospitals overbill for medications. Article

> Former cancer patients now have guaranteed coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, which will likely help their overall survival rate, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> North Carolina lawmakers may cut Medicaid benefits for the aged, blind and disabled, and kick some other beneficiaries off the rolls altogether, the News & Observer reported. Article

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> National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, in an internal memo sent to ONC staffers and emailed to FierceHealthIT late Friday, announced a slew of organizational changes at the agency. The changes also are set to appear in the Federal Register on June 3. Article

And finally...Man charged with stealing more than 200 skin grafts meant for Philadelphia hospital. Article

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