Hospital employees fired for refusing mandatory flu shot; National trend of massive exec pay at nonprofit hospitals continues;

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> Goshen (Ind.) Hospital has fired six employees for refusing a mandatory flu shot, reported WSBT-TV.  Twenty-six employees had filed religious appeals, with 11 receiving exemptions that allowed them to keep their jobs without getting vaccinated. Article

> Last week, a former Kansas University Hospital employee filed a federal lawsuit claiming employment discrimination that led to her termination, reported the Lawrence Journal-World. Article

> As the trend of hefty nonprofit paychecks continues across the country, Massachusetts mulls legislation to cap pay for nonprofit hospital executives at $500,000, the Sentinel and Enterprise reported. Meanwhile, nonprofit hospital executives in Ohio see base salaries exceed $1 million, according to the Dayton Daily News.

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> Nearly 8 in 10 healthcare companies made bad hiring decisions in 2012, with a single bad hire often costing an organization tens of thousands of dollars. Article

> Although physicians made progress from 1999 to 2009 in providing more care that had been considered underused, only two forms of overused care decreased. Article

Healthcare Finance News

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may be duplicating activities and wasting money in its testing of new payment and care delivery models, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. Article

> Many community hospitals fared better than prestigious academic medical centers in terms of care quality penalties and awards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Article

And Finally…  Throw your bad mood in the garbage. Article