CMS won't boot Mich. hospital; Tainted scopes may have killed 3 in California hospital;

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> Providence, Rhode Island's Care New England Health System will form a single corporate entity with New Bedford, Massachusetts' Southcoast Health System, according to the Boston Business Journal. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has dropped plans to terminate the Medicare status of East China Township, Michigan's St. John River District Hospital, according to the Detroit Free Press. Article

> A newly-discovered regulatory report suggests three patient deaths last year at Pasadena, California's Huntington Hospital were due to tainted medical scopes, according to the Los Angeles Times. Article

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> Some physicians are questioning the role of telemedicine in care, wondering if "no-touch" services work in all cases. Article

> A national platform for evidence generation would need to serve as "an umbrella for all activities that help inform all stakeholders about making treatment decisions," according to FDA officials Robert Califf and Rachel Sherman. Article

And Finally… There goes the neighborhood. Article