ALSO NOTED: Bill fights FL DSH cuts; OH nurse practitioners ask for more prescribing power; and much more...

> A new bill would stop CMS from cutting disproportionate share funding for Florida hospitals. Article

> Ohio's nurse practitioners are asking the state for broader prescribing powers. Article

> The healthcare business is booming in Livingston County, Michigan, and facilities throughout the region are expanding to meet demand. Article

> A Boston-area nursing home is being required to improve the way it reports infectious disease outbreaks after more than 200 elderly residents and 100 staff members got sick. Article

> The Santa Barbara County (Calif.) Care Data Exchange has closed, brought down by a mix of funding issues and privacy concerns. Report

> Though it's been more than 10 years since HIPAA took effect, providers and state officials are still grappling with its implications. Report

> Three universities with biomedical research programs have teamed to create a grid supporting the exchange of cardiac illness data. Report

And Finally... Price controls in medicine...not such a great idea? Blog