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> Wisconsin may be boosting Medicaid payments for the state's hospitals. Article

> CMS has decided to withhold an inspection report which details significant safety violations at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Article

> Research by IT analyst firm Gartner suggests that healthcare IT spending is likely to increase dramatically over the next few years. FierceHealthIT

> Sometimes, seeing clearly is dangerous. Or so says the FDA, which is prepping a warning for doctors who use drugs to help diagnose heart problems using ultrasound imaging. Report 

> A new report has concluded that smart IT use can improve the quality of long-term care. FierceHealthIT

And Finally...  Warning: Don't read this story unless you have a high tolerance for cuteness. Article