Fla. ambulance lawsuit could have nationwide implications; AHA names Pollack new CEO;

News From Around the Web

> The American Hospital Association announced Monday that Rick Pollack will succeed Richard J. Umbdenstock as the group's president and CEO. Announcement

> A lawsuit against several Jacksonville, Florida, hospitals for ambulance companies' overbilling could have national implications for healthcare providers, according to the Florida Times-Union. Article

> Nurses at Rhode Island's Providence Regional Medical Center Everett ended a long-running labor dispute by approving a new contract by a landslide, the Herald of Everett reports. Article

> Language in a draft of legislation meant to promote medical innovation could dismantle payment-transparency regulations for drug and device manufacturers, according to a Wall Street Journal blog post. Post

Health IT News

> Patients should have complete control over their health information, and it's time for Congress to update data policy and privacy rules, David Brailer, former National Coordinator for Health IT, writes in the Wall Street Journal. Article

Health Payer News

> Earlier this month, UnitedHealthcare and Walgreens announced a partnership that rewards members with points for partaking in healthy initiatives. FierceHealthPayer spoke with UnitedHealth's Vice President and Innovation Champion Kirk Pion to discuss how the insurer used existing programs and data to understand what its members want. Article

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