Conn. AG targets facility fees; Public hearing weighs certificate of need expansion;

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> Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is targeting a "facility fee" that medical practices now affiliated with a hospital unexpectedly slapped on their patients, the Hartford Courant reports. Article

> About 100 people attended and participated in a public hearing Tuesday on whether to expand Washington state's certificate of need process, the Bellingham Herald reports. Article

> Hundreds of Connecticut nurses and healthcare technicians will stage a four-day strike beginning Wednesday, the first hospital strike in the state in more than three decades, according to New London Patch. Article

Practice Management News

> When evaluating your insurance contracts, the decision whether to drop a payer is just the first part of the process. Once you've determined it's time for the relationship to end, keep in mind these tips from an article published in Medical Economics. Article

> As the Internet age has evolved, so too have doctors' love-hate relationships with online reviews. As a recent post from Forbes pointed out, giving patients the power to influence physicians' reputations on such a large scale, with limited ability to respond, is scary. Article

And finally… I am not my hair. Article