Hospitals hope to reduce C-section rates; Rehab hospitals clash with nursing homes on Medicare payments;

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> Authorities apprehended a John Doe in Maine who intentionally injured himself to obtain painkillers at multiple hospitals around the country, according to the Bangor Daily News. Article

> Hospitals are hopeful relaxed policies on women in labor can stem rising rates of cesarean deliveries, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Article

> Nursing homes and more specialized, less common rehabilitation hospitals are at odds over whether their Medicare payments should be the same, according to Roll Call. Article

Practice Management News

> While shared medical appointments offer patients with like conditions the ability to support and learn from one another in person, emerging social media platforms can offer similar benefits from a distance. What's more, medical practices that embrace this trend can achieve better patient engagement while delivering a strong marketing message, according to an article from Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News. Article

> Shared medical appointments may have a promising place in primary care, particularly as part of the patient-centered medical home, according to a new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Article

And Finally… Why'd it have to be cat-snakes? Article