Equal treatment eliminates racial outcomes disparities; Judge rules partially in favor of Burwell's Medicare cuts;

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> A federal judge ruled Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell acted within the scope of her authority in cutting Medicare payments for all hospitals but did not follow proper procedures, according to Capital New York. Article

> When patients receive equal treatment across racial lines, black patients have better outcomes, according to a new study published in Circulation. Study abstract

> Frisco, Texas' Forest Park Medical Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week, according to the Dallas Business Journal. Article

Practice Management News

> Despite the long-term cost savings that may be associated with providing care through a patient-centered medical home, payment systems aren't currently adequate to cover the upfront costs for small practices to transform, according to new research published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Article

> Value-based care may be the wave of the future, but physicians need help from insurers and policymakers to make the transition a success, Chet Speed, vice president of public policy for the American Medical Group Association said in a recent announcement. Article

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