Federal judge says hospitals can sue for Medicaid payments; 67% of healthcare workers get flu vaccination;

> The lawsuit filed by 10 New Hampshire hospitals over reduced Medicaid payments is moving forward, as a federal judge denied the state's request to dismiss the suit, the Nashua Telegraph reported. Article

> U.K. hospitals offering emergency patients free slippers helped reduced patient falls during unit transfers, BBC reported. Falls dropped 28 percent, according to results from the six-month pilot program. Article

>  A new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that Americans rank Medicare ahead of the Affordable Care Act in their top priorities in the presidential election. Economy and the federal budget deficit took the top two spots. Announcement

> Nearly 67 percent of healthcare workers were vaccinated for flu vaccine in 2011-2012 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday. Healthcare workers who didn't get a vaccine didn't believe they needed it or had concerns about the vaccination's effectiveness and side effects. Report

And Finally… I'd argue finders keepers. Article