ALSO NOTED: Hospitals working to avoid needless ED care; FDA may soon require epilepsy drug labeling; and much more...

> Hoping to avoid further bad debt, hospitals are setting systems in place to avoid providing non-emergency ED care. FierceHealthFinance

> The FDA is close to a deal with drugmakers that would require warnings to be added to the the labeling on epilepsy drugs. FiercePharma

> The federal office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released its five year plan, focused largely on patient-focused healthcare and population health. FierceHealthIT

> The University of California may end up taking over the vast task of reopening Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital, which was shut down after years of problems and the loss of its CMS certification. Article

And Finally... This guy was determined to make it to court--no matter what. Article

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