Holy Cross Hospital reports data breach; AHA urges Congress to extend expiring rural healthcare provisions;

News From Around the Web

> A former employee of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.'s Holy Cross Hospital may have accessed the personal information of nearly 10,000 former patients, according to CBS Miami. Article

> The American Hospital Association this week called for Congress to extend five Medicare provisions for rural healthcare on the verge of expiration, saying they are important for community access to hospital care, AHA News Now reports. Article

> More than 100 members of the House of Representatives urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to postpone its "two-midnight" policy for hospital inpatient admissions, AHA News Now reports. Article

> Only 453 of the 8,000 physicians licensed to work in Washington, D.C., are primary care doctors who spend more than 20 hours a week seeing patients, according to the Washington Post. Article

> People who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are at increased risk of death, TopNews reports. Article

Health Payer News

> The Obama administration has released for the first time information about the average premiums for individual plans sold through government-run health insurance exchanges. Although administration officials highlighted the report's findings, some industry experts complained the report is inconclusive. Article

> The sick and expensive consumers are coming, so insurers are taking steps now to help guarantee they have plenty of healthy and inexpensive members to offset the new financial burden. Article

And Finally… Look out, Miley Cyrus, you aren't the only one who can twerk. Article
 

 

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