ALSO NOTED: FL Medicaid pilot hits snags; TN med mal insurer drops premiums; and much more...

> Florida's Medicaid reform pilot isn't working out as well as supporters had hoped. Article

> Tennessee's largest malpractice insurer has cut premium costs by an overall 4.2 percent, a cut which has prompted some to suggest that tort reform isn't needed. Article

> A hospital in the Minneapolis metro is using full-scale mock-ups to help staffers size up pending construction plans. Article

> Think it's tough paying for EMRs? Just try hiring someone qualified to set them up. Editorial

> The VA may end up spending $20 million to address problems resulting from a stolen hard drive stocked with physician and patient data. Article

> A collection of consumer and business groups are pressing Congress to pass pro-EMR legislation. Article

And Finally... Greenery is nice, but a $26,000 tree is a bit much. Article