Feds support Medicaid provider cuts; 40% of docs unwilling to embrace ACO models;

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> Federal officials threw their support behind California's efforts to cut Medicaid provider payments by 10 percent, according to a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, The New York Times reported. Article

> Healthcare organizations are joining the cause of hiring military veterans, according to Healthcare Finance News. Article

> Only 60 percent of physicians are willing to participate in an accountable care arrangement, according to a recent survey from a physician staffing firm. Survey (.pdf)

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> Although often touted as a potential weapon against obesity and its associated costs, a new study suggests bariatric surgery doesn't generate savings. Article

> The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the merger of two Georgia hospitals could hurt the finances of investor-owned healthcare organizations, warned Fitch Ratings. Article

And Finally… Shhh! The silent treatment works. Article