Hospitals expect to owe money after RAC audits; MI hospital files for Chapter 11;

> A new study done on behalf of Wolters Kluwer Health has concluded that 40 percent of hospital HIT directors expect to owe funds for Medicare overpayments if audited by the Recovery Audit Contractor program. FierceHealthFinance

> Struggling with debts that have soared to twice the value of its assets, Pontiac, MI-based North Oakland Medical Centers has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. FierceHealthFinance

> Reports of chickenpox have drastically declined as a result of the national vaccination program implemented in the 1990s, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics today. FierceVaccines

> By manipulating levels of the protein BMP-7, Harvard Medical School researchers were able to generate a larger store of "brown" fat cells that burn calories--a pathway that could be used to pursue new therapies to fight obesity and a range of metabolic diseases. FierceBioResearcher

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