Healthcare spending prices drop below 2 percent; Seniors prefer Medicare program as-is;

> Hospitals participating in Medicare's inpatient and outpatient quality reporting programs can check out their latest data online through May 26, reports AHA News Now. The data will be added to the Hospital Compare website in July. Article

> Hospital workers at Loyola Univeristy Medical Center definitely put patients first. Consider that seven of its employees donated kidneys, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Hospital officials say they appear to have set a world record for the most employees of a single company donating kidneys to non-relatives. Article

>  Healthcare price inflation has dropped below 2 percent for the third month in a row, according to an analysis by Altarum Institute's Center for Studying Health Spending. Hospital and physician prices saw a particularly slow growth in March of this year. Press Release

> A simple, five-minute test helps detect autism in infants, allowing parents and doctors to get children into treatment much earlier, reports Reuters. Article

> According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 62 percent of seniors prefer to keep the Medicare program as-is, while 48 percent of younger people--ages 18 to 39--are open to changing it to a defined contribution system, reports Kaiser Health News. Article

And Finally... Business travel is bad for your health. Article