Physicians sue NC over Medicaid billing issues; MO senator introduces Medicaid overhaul bill;

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> A group of physicians is suing the state of North Carolina and one of its healthcare IT contractors, claiming a faulty Medicaid claims system has delayed payments and harmed the care delivered to patients, according to the News & Observer. Article

> A Missouri state senator has introduced a plan that would overhaul Medicaid without expanding eligibility by moving enrollees into managed care and placing dual-eligibles into regionalized accountable care organizations, the Star-Telegram reported. Article

> Partners HealthCare claims that its merger with South Shore Hospital would save Massachusetts $27 million a year in healthcare costs, rejecting claims from state regulators that the deal would be anticompetitive, according to the Boston GlobeArticle

Provider News

> Disorganization within the healthcare system and a rise in chronic illnesses has prompted members of Congress to propose a new approach to Medicare aimed at keeping patients healthier and avoiding hospitalizations, according to the Billings Gazette. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Chicago-based Rush Health plans to create a private health information exchange to better connect its three hospitals and its estimated 1,000 physicians, Crain's Chicago Business reported last week. Article

And finally...Lawsuit claims surgeon left during the middle of a cardiac procedure in order to go to lunch. Article