Disciplined docs still get pharma dollars; 'Doc fixes' slowed Medicare spending growth;

>The Miami-Dade County Commission will hold a hearing about Jackson Health System's plan to cut 1,117 jobs, reported The Miami Herald. The 10 percent staff reduction will save the South Florida hospital system $69 million. Article

> Doctors disciplined for violating medical conduct rules in Connecticut still receive payments from pharmaceutical companies, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

> According to an article published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, 'doc fixes' have slowed down the growth of Medicare spending. Article

> Downey (Calif.) Regional Medical Center has emerged from Chapter 11, reported the Los Angeles Business Journal. Meanwhile, Cheboygan (Mich.) Memorial Hospital announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

> In Pennsylvania, Butler Health System and Ellwood City Hospital have entered into a five-year management agreement, effective July 1, to improve care delivery and control costs, the organizations announced Tuesday. Announcement

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