Charity care down at WV hospitals; Detroit nurses allege firing over contractor dispute;

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> A freestanding emergency room has opened in Vail, Arizona, where residents previously had to travel up to 40 minutes to the closest hospital, according to the Arizona Daily StarArticle

> Uncompensated care is down in West Virginia, saving more than $2.5 million, West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports. Article

> Nearly 70 nurse anesthetists allege Detroit's St. John Providence Health System fired them for refusing to take jobs with a new outside contractor, according to the Detroit Free Press. Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT are seeking public comment on required quality measures and the certification of health information technology used for them. Article

> Health providers that face repeated complaints for HIPAA violations rarely face consequences, according to a new ProPublica report. Article

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