CMS could cut off funds to Florida over limited ED visits; Crozer-Keystone to lay off 250 employees;

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could withhold Florida's federal funds, after the state limited the number of times beneficiaries can go to the emergency department, despite CMS' disapproval. Notice (.pdf)

> North Carolina's health agency is moving away from a proposed Medicaid cost reduction plan that called for hired managed care organizations to run the state's $13 billion healthcare system, to a proposal that would expand the state's two dozen accountable care organizations, the Associated Press reported. Article

> Delaware-based Crozer-Keystone Health System announced it will lay off 250 employees after it lost almost $16 million in the past seven months, Delaware County News Network reported. Article

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> New York City's public hospitals face a deficit topping $400 million for the 2015 fiscal year and could easily surpass $1 billion by 2018, Capital New York reported. Article

> Hospitals, struggling to cut costs without compromising care, now have a way to uncover inefficiencies with a "waste index" that provides tips on how to save money, the Wall Street Journal reported. Article

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