Bill could let Medicare withold payment longer; Big healthcare companies flourished over last decade;

> Sen. Chuck Grassley (D-Ia.) continues to give healthcare execs nightmares. At the moment, he's championing a new bill which would give Medicare the right to withold claims payment for up to a year if they smell a rat. FierceHealthFinance

> The last 10 years have been good to healthcare companies in the S&P 500, which have tripled average profits over the past 10 years. Experts say the pace should continue, as reform proposals aren't likely to slow these firms down. Article

> Wound management is expensive and time-consuming--but using smartphones to reach remote wound-care experts could change things dramatically. FierceMobileHealthcare

> These days, everything can be connected. The latest example is a so-called "smart plaster," a disposable bandage complete with embedded sensors. The plaster, which is being tested by British researchers, measures vital signs and wirelessly transmits the data monitoring device. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... Despite the season, this woman is desperate to keep her turkey alive. Article