> The current status of care in Manhattan is not sustainable, with worries about fatigue among workers at receiving New York hospitals after Hurricane Sandy, according to ProPublica. Meanwhile, North Shore-LIJ Health System established a relief fund and raised $2.3 million for employees affected by the storm, the Manhasset, N.Y.-based system announced yesterday.
> Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan will step down from his hospital post at the end of the year as he mulls a potential bid for mayor, the Detroit Free Press reported. In October, Dugan cut his salary by 30 percent to compensate for time spent campaigning. Article
> Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) vowed to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Unless Congress can come up with equal savings, IPAB's recommendations on Medicare reimbursements will automatically take effect, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. Blog post
> A federal judge ordered Florida's Halifax Health to release internal emails in a whistleblower suit that alleges Medicare fraud and kickbacks, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. The hospital claimed an employee used improperly obtained documents to form a whistleblower lawsuit. Article
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