Providers in Finger Lakes team up to cut Medicaid costs; FL hospitals report lower levels of uninsured;

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> A group of more than 200 providers in New York State's Finger Lakes area collaborated to cut costs for Medicaid enrollees, and applied for a $3.5 million federal grant to move the initiative forward, the Democrat & Chronicle reported. Article

> Despite not participating in the expansion of Medicaid eligibility as part of the Affordable Care Act, some of Florida's hospitals report a rise in insured patients, the News-Press reported. Article

> Michigan's projected enrollment under expanded Medicaid eligibility was reached in only four months, with 322,000 enrollees, the Detroit News reported. Article

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> With hospital mergers, acquisitions and partnerships on the rise, oversupply of healthcare resources will push more health systems and organizations to examine affiliations. Article

Healthcare IT News

> While hospitals--such as Boston Children's Hospital and El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California--increasingly turn to predictive analytics to improve patient care and safety efforts, some worry about the legal and ethical implications of using such technology. Article

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