CMS issues warning to Houston medical center for urgent safety issues; UK nurses work in 'intolerable situations' according to new research;

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> Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabama has become part of a joint company operated by Baptist Health System and Tenet Healthcare, which officially merged last week, according to the Shelby County Reporter. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services warned St. Joseph Medical Center in Texas that it must correct safety problems that have put patients in jeopardy or face termination from the Medicare program, The Houston Chronicle reports. Article

> Nurses in the United Kingdom work in "intolerable situations" and feel unsupported and undervalued, and many may leave the profession, according to new research published by the Royal College of Nursing. Announcement

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> Day 1 of ICD-10 use was a relative success, according to several hospital IT and information management leaders who spoke to FierceHealthIT. Article

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 > As the popularity of private-option Medicare plans continues to grow, at least one major insurer has responded by taking an unusual step to increase customer engagement--opening more brick-and-mortar stores where seniors can shop for coverage. Article

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