Health Management Associates to pay back $31M; Army vet dead after nurse turned off alarms;

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> Health Management Associates of Naples, Fla. must pay back $31 million in Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments following the discovery that 11 of its hospitals incorrectly claimed Meaningful Use, Becker's Hospital Review reported. Article

> Newly released state records show an Army veteran died in Iowa in March after a nurse deliberately shut off the alarms that alert staff when a patient's blood-oxygen levels drops, USA Today reported. Article

> More than 7,000 patients' medical records were stolen when someone stole a hard drive containing the information during a computer system upgrade at University Hospitals in Cleveland, according to Cleveland Scene. Article

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> One in three adults has changed primary care physicians during the past five years, according to a recent survey from the American Osteopathic Association. Article

Kaiser Health News suggests resources physicians can use to talk to their patients about healthcare reform. Article

And finally...Beware that banana spot. Article

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