CDC issues enterovirus recommendations; McDonald plans to increase VA pay range;

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> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued recommendations on enterovirus D68, which infected more than 100 people in 10 states. Recommendations

> Hospitals can preview and confirm quality data scheduled to go up on the Hospital Compare site in December from this week through Oct. 14, according to AHA News. Article

> Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald announced plans to increase the pay range for VA doctors and nurses as part of his push to eliminate the appointment backlog, Stars and Stripes reports. Article

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> The desire to better coordinate the delivery of healthcare services may also drive up the cost of that care, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. Article

> A new report by the Brookings Institution questions previous studies that delve into the vast differences in healthcare spending in different regions of the country. Article

And Finally… The Lady Kraken. Article