Rural hospitals protest reimbursement cuts by Minnesota Blues; Feds reject austere version of Arizona Medicaid expansion;

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> Rural hospitals protest reimbursement cuts by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Article

> Federal health officials reject an austere version of Medicaid expansion in Arizona. Article

> Georgia Regents Health system saw finances improve, but still faces hefty sequestration and state-level cuts. Article

Provider News

> More than 70 percent of emergency department visits from patients with employer-sponsored insurance coverage are for nonemergency conditions or conditions preventable through outpatient care, according to a new report from Truven Health Analytics. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Researchers from the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard University have shown how easy it is to identify and link anonymous participants in a public DNA study with their personal data. Article

And Finally... Hospital CEO misses numbers, passes on bonus. Article