Half of execs give hospitals poor ratings for uncompensated care; Medicare overpays Boston Medical Center $1M;

> New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Hitchcock is joining the Mayo Clinic as the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, the former announced Friday. Announcement

> An industry leader survey found that 53 percent of hospital and health system executives give their organizations a "neutral" or "weak" rating for their ability to deal with uncompensated care, HealthLeaders Media reported. Article

> With healthcare reform changes under way, the California Medical Association is concerned emergency departments won't be able to handle increased volume because emergent patients will always need care, California Healthline reported. Article

> Massachusetts-based Steward Health Care has asked for extra time to complete its purchase of financially struggling Landmark Medical Center in Rhode Island, according to the Woonsocket Call. The attorney general's office will decide Monday whether to extend the July 27 deadline. Article

> Boston Medical Center didn't comply with Medicare billing requirements for 132 claims of the 270 claims reviewed, resulting in net overpayments totaling $1 million, the Office of Inspector General said in a report released yesterday. OIG said the hospital lacked adequate controls to prevent incorrect billing and staff did not fully comprehend billing requirements. Report

And Finally… Confused woman tried to break into jail. Article

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