2010 Medicare payments raise red flags; NJ hospital to lay off 20% of workers;

News From Around the Web

> A new report finds Medicare signed off on nearly $2 billion in 2010 payments for questionable claims, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

> Staff at Baptist Health System in Jacksonville, Florida, hope to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections with new specialized staff and patient garments, according to First Coast News. Article

> Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey, will lay off about 20 percent of its workforce, according to NJ.com. Article

Health Payer News

> The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's plans spend more than $65 million a year in value-based payment programs that have a high return on investment. In 2012 alone, the plans saved $500 million. Article

And Finally… My little pony. Article