AHA President/CEO to retire; Regional health systems getting heart attack patients faster treatment;

News From Around the Web

> Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, will retire at the end of 2015, and the organization's board of trustees has formed a committee to search for his successor, according to AHANews. Article

> The Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Municipality Equality Index found that 42 cities--compared to 16 cities in 2013--are offering transgender-inclusive healthcare options to city employees, and five states plus the District of Columbia have or will remove transgender exclusions from state employee healthcare plans. Report

> Collaboration between regional health officials as well as bypassing the emergency room has improved the speed with which a person suffering a heart attack gets treatment, according to MedPage Today. Article

Health Payer News

> In a proposed rule issued Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggested several changes to the health insurance exchanges, including changing the sign-up period and automatic enrollment. Article

> House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Friday that the House of Representatives filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, claiming the White House violated the Constitution while implementing the healthcare reform law, reports The Wall Street Journal. Article

And Finally… An offer you can't leash. Article