AHCA makes its pitch to Congress; Clinic where Joan Rivers died loses accreditation;

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> From 1985 to 2013, there have been 58 confirmed cases of occupationally acquired HIV among healthcare workers out of 150 possible cases, and there's been only one confirmed case since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Report

> The American Health Care Association has launched a multimedia advertising campaign directed at Congress to "shore up its position" ahead of upcoming debate about the next sustainable growth formula fix for Medicare doctor payments, The Hill reported. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is pulling its accreditation of Yorkville Endoscopy, the New York City clinic where actress/comedian Joan Rivers died due to a surgery complication, according to the Associated Press. Article

Health Finance News

> Hospitals are continuing to hire staff, adding 7,000 new jobs to their ranks during the month of December, according to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Article

> The task of revenue cycle management will be one of the fastest growing segments of healthcare delivery in the coming years, but hospitals will likely outsource it more often, Becker's Hospital CFO has reported. Article

And Finally… The power of money. Article