California's Prime Healthcare completes Garden City acquisition; Georgia hospital alliance could expand scope of care;

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> Ontario, California-based for-profit hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services has completed its $76 million acquisition of Garden City Hospital, Crain's Detroit Business reports. Article

> A new alliance between Putnam General Hospital in Eatonton, Georgia, and the Medical Center of Central Georgia could increase newborn and senior-centered care in the area, the Macon Telegraph reports. Article

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> While for-profit hospital chains fight reimbursement cuts tied to the Affordable Care Act and high levels of uncompensated care in states that do not expand Medicaid eligibility, delivery of care at a less complex level could wind up being their salvation, The Motley Fool reported. Article

> The federal government is seeking a huge payback in Medicaid overpayments from Florida's hospitals and wants it all this year, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a modest payment bump to hospital dialysis centers for calendar year 2015. Article

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