California RNs set to strike over staffing levels; Study finds wide quality gap in maternity care;

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> Registered nurses at three California hospitals--Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Watsonville Community Hospital--plan to strike on Thursday, Aug. 14 over unsafe staffing levels, according to People's World. Article

> A new study in Health Affairs reveals that women who delivered at low-performing hospitals suffered more than twice the rate of major complications for vaginal births and the disparity is even greater for cesarean section deliveries. Study abstract

> Long Island hospitals began preparation for the threat of Ebola virus cases, according to LongIsland News12. Article

Practice Management News

> Roughly one-third of physicians moonlight outside of their practices, according to Medical Economics' 2013 annual survey. Article

> In an effort to sustain healthcare availability for low-income families, six states will use their own money to extend the Medicaid pay increase to primary care physicians in 2015, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

Health Payer News

> With the 2015 health insurance exchange enrollment period comes a new round of potential problems that insurers should address before enrollment begins, according to a new blog post from the journal Health Affairs. Article

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