Health reform upheld in D.C. court; Nonprofit health system to get $83M from Kentucky merger;

> The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the healthcare reform law, marking the second appeals panel to determine the individual mandate constitutional, reports Politico. The Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to take up the issue later this week. Article

> Walmart is next on the list of retailers to add preventive care to its consumer products, according to NRP's Shots blog. It is part of its request to become "the largest provider of primary healthcare services in the nation." Blog post

> New Milford Hospital agreed to pay $471,933 to settle charges that it overbilled Medicare for prostate cancer treatment, reports the Hartford Courant. Article

> Nonprofit Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services would get $83 million if the three-system Kentucky merger goes through, reports the Louisville Courier-Journal. Earlier this week, merger participant University Hospital sued the media regarding it's attempt to keep the terms of the deal confidential. Article

> The Joint Commission yesterday issued guidance to help hospitals improve care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. Guidance

And Finally... Which way you lean (literally) affects your decision making. Press release