Iowa hospital incorrectly billed Medicare for kwashiorkor; Funding problems could shut down seven NM hospitals;

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> The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General determined Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, improperly billed Medicare for kwashiorkor, a rare malnutrition condition not commonly found in the U.S., according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> Seven New Mexico hospitals could close if the state can't find a way to fund indigent care, Albuquerque Business First reported. Article

> A man and a woman, clad in snowshoes, stamp messages of love, hope and peace in the snow just outside St. Cloud Hospital in Minnesota every time it snows, Medical Daily reported. Article

Health IT News

> Most physicians responding to a newly published survey by Medical Economics this week are dissatisfied with the functionality and cost of electronic health record systems. Article

> A newly formed alliance is looking to ensure that advancements for telehealth remain at the forefront of policymakers' minds. Article

And finally... You'll freeze your tongue off. Article