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> The U.S. Department of Justice continues to scrutinize UnitedHealth's planned buyout of Sierra Health Services. Article

> A trade association is charging that CMS doesn't do enough to prevent Medicare fraud by long-term-care providers. Article

> The Joint Commission has announced that its upcoming national conference will focus on reporting and managing infections in healthcare settings. Release

> Nurses have gone union at Philadelphia's Jeanes Hospital, joining the state's nursing and allied professions group. Article

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