Wholesale prices for hospitals edge up; Poor worker health lowers productivity;

> Wholesale prices for hospitals edged up one-tenth of a percent in March, a drop of half of percent from February. Article

> The cost of lost productivity from poor employee health outpaces employers' spending on actual medical and pharmacy costs by more than two to one, according to a new study. Article

> Hospitals are working hard to find new revenue streams that can replace lost inpatient revenue, but too often, are finding that hard to accomplish. Article

> A new piece of research examining Medicaid buy-in programs concludes that some program features, such as higher earned-income limits, seem to raise the number of employed people in the programs, as well as those peoples' earnings. Article

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