Inpatient admissions drop in west NY; DOJ intervenes in Tenet suit;

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> Inpatient admission rates in western New York continue to fall by 6.4 percent but a handful of hospitals watched admissions drop by more than 20 percent, reports Buffalo Business First. Article

> The Department of Justice intervened in a whistleblower case against Tenet Healthcare Corp., according to the Atlanta Daily Report. Article

> Early discharge reduces intensive care unit patients' risk of fatal sepsis, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study abstract

Health Payer News

> Health industry officials say premiums related to the Affordable Care Act soon will increase, and in some cases double, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. Article

> The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from denying cancer patients coverage or charging them much higher rates and guarantees free cancer screenings. However, coverage expansion provisions don't include guaranteed access to specialty cancer hospitals. Article

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