ACA saved Medicare $3.4B on prescription drugs; Texas Health Resources assumes ownership of Huguley Medical Center;

> Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare saved more than $3.4 billion on prescription drugs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. Statement

> Hospitals can preview their latest Hospital Compare data for the next 30 days through My QualityNet, according to AHA News Now. The data are scheduled for Hospital Compare website posting in July. News brief

> Texas Health Resources announced it will assume ownership of Huguley Medical Center under a joint venture with Adventist Health that takes effect today. Huguley Memorial will remain a non-profit, faith-based organization, but it will adopt the Texas Health brand eventually. Statement

> Observation status puts hospitals in tough position, the American Hospital Association said in an amicus brief it filed Friday in a federal lawsuit challenging Medicare reimbursement rules. Amicus brief (.pdf)

And Finally... Multi-tasking isn't productive, but it sure does make you feel better. Statement