Hospitals ill-equipped for 'unstoppable' superbugs; Medicaid expansion would add $9.6B to state economy;

> While the Affordable Care Act requires insurance coverage for domestic violence screening of women, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that physicians can play a key role in prevention and detection. For example, by screening and referring patients to appropriate resources, providers can help prevent intimate partner violence. Statement

> Hospitals are ill-equipped to defend against the "unstoppable" drug-resistant superbugs, such as CRE, USA Today reported. Experts say hospitals and outpatient settings should be screening for MRSA, which is more treatable than CRE. Article

> Missouri is among the majority of states undecided on Medicaid expansion. However, opting into the program could add more than 24,000 jobs and $9.6 billion to the state's economy in 2014, according to new research from the University of Missouri. Announcement

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday granted a blanket waiver to Hurricane-affected counties in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island, waiving certain quality reporting data submission and validation requirements at those hospitals. Memorandum (.pdf)

And Finally… Journalism fail. Article