Arizona hospitals experience surge in suicidal patients; new California law requires hospitals to increase efforts to prevent workplace violence;

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> Two of Arizona's largest hospital providers report that the number of suicide and behavioral health emergencies surged in recent months, AZCentral reports. Article

> California enacted a new law that requires hospitals to increase their efforts to prevent workplace violence, and track and report violent incidents. Hospitals must have plans and systems in place by July 2016. Law

> The Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors will consider changes to hospital privatization agreements aimed at keeing federal Medicaid money flowing to the private partners, according to The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Article

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> While it may be too soon to determine whether the explosive growth in joint M.D./M.B.A. programs change the dynamics of practicing medicine, individuals on both the clinical and administrative sides of healthcare report that such dual training improved the way they perform in their roles, according to the Atlantic. Article

> While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is still embroiled in objections from physician groups, including the American Medical Association, over the accuracy of the rating system used on its Physician Compare website, others criticize that the database contains information on two few physicians to actually help consumers, according to USA Today. Article

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