Execs at Connecticut hospitals receive six-figure bonuses; Heroin use up and addicting more women and middle-class users;

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> More than two dozen executives at Connecticut hospitals received six-figure bonuses and incentives that in several cases accounted for a more than a quarter of their total annual compensation, according to the Journal InquirerArticle

> Mammography for detection of breast cancer does not reduce the number of deaths from the disease and may actually lead to overdiagnosis, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Study

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals in a new report that heroin use is reaching into new communities--addicting more women and middle-class users--as people hooked on prescription painkillers transition to cheaper illegal drugs. Report

Practice Management News

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published a new update on industry payments to doctors, as required by the "Sunshine" provision of the Affordable Care Act, but the significance of the reported information varies depending upon whom you ask. Article

Designing compensation incentives is complicated. That's the main takeaway from a recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine that looked at how primary care physicians responded to individualized versus clinic-based pay-for-performance systems. Article

And Finally... Jumping the shark. Article