Community-acquired pneumonia hospitalizations hurt healthcare system; CMS rates home healthcare;

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> Community-acquired pneumonia hospitalizations among adults are a major burden on the healthcare system, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Study abstract

> Brunswick, Maine's Parkview Adventist Medical Center this week filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to WCSH6. Article

> The federal government has released a five-star rating scale for home health agencies. Announcement

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> Despite relatively dramatic growth in hospital spending over the past year and the expansion of health insurance coverage to millions of Americans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, acute care facilities still struggle with eroding margins. Article

> The South Carolina Hospital Association has launched a price transparency website for consumers, and prices range widely for a variety of procedures. Article

And Finally… Going for the Goldberg. Article