IN gov unveils Medicaid alternative; PA hospitals added $6B more to economy in 2012;

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> Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), a longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act, this week introduced a proposal he said would be the Hoosier State's alternative to Medicaid, the Associated Press reports. Article

> While public reporting of ICU outcomes in California did not affect mortality, it increased transfers of critically ill patients to other hospitals, according to a study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference, Infection Control Today reports. Article

> Pennsylvania hospitals increased their contribution to the state's economy by almost $6 billion from 2011 to 2012, according to a new report from the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. Report

Practice Management News

> When it comes to physicians' online reviews, some "can be pretty brutal," Andrew Pasternak, M.D., a family physician in Reno, Nevada, told the Wall Street Journal. However, "part of being a physician now is having to deal with these," he said. Article

> Concierge practice and similar models, such as retainer, boutique, direct and cash-only medicine have been around since the mid-1990s, but only now is the healthcare industry beginning to collect some objective data about the trend. Article

And Finally… Southpaw. Article