Physician pay fix; Wrongful termination;

> The American Medical Association doesn't like the proposed "fix" for Medicare physician payments that is included in the tax extenders bill from House Democrats. FierceHealthcare

> Two nurses--including one who was criminally prosecuted for her actions--have failed to reach a deal in mediation with Pecos, Texas-based Winkler County Memorial Hospital regarding their wrongful termination lawsuit, reports the Odessa American. The two nurses were fired after anonymously reporting a physician to the state medical board. Trial is set for Nov. 16. Article

> Troubled California hospital system Southwest Healthcare, part of King of Prussia, Pa.-based United Health Services Inc., has struck a deal with federal regulators to continue to receive Medicare funding past June 1, but state officials could still pull its license, reports the Los Angeles Times. Article

And Finally... And I thought a simple pay cut was bad. Article