ALSO NOTED: IOM urges geriatrician pay increase; Kuhn takes over as Medicaid head; and much more...

> In an effort to make sure aging baby boomers get appropriate care, the Institute of Medicine is urging payers to support an increase in pay for geriatric specialists. Article

> With the departure of former head Dennis Smith, CMS deputy director Herb Kuhn has been named acting director of Medicaid programs. Article

> San Francisco's 911 system is under severe stress. In fact, a new investigation found that 27 percent of first responders have been arriving late on the scene of high-priority medical emergencies. Article

> Being a doctor has its privileges. According to a new report, doctors at UCLA hospitals who inappropriately viewed Britney Spears' medical files faced lighter penalties than hospital staffers. Article

And Finally...  Now, some Aussies will have to watch out for the trash police. Article

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