> A substance abuse clinic in East Baltimore led a protest against Johns Hopkins Hospital, accusing the hospital of owing it more than $100,000 in Medicaid payments, The Baltimore Sun reported. Article
> To prepare for health reform implementation, University of California San Francisco Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital are cutting 300 jobs, reported the San Francisco Business Times. Meanwhile, Kaiser Permanente of Ohio is laying off 58 employees to help lower premiums, according to The Plain Dealer.
> Steward Health Care System and Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts' two largest providers, are clinically affiliating for trauma care, reported The Boston Globe. Article
> Cleveland Clinic and defense contractor Boeing reached a deal to offer heart care at fixed rates, the Seattle Times reported. The bundled-payment arrangement includes the cost of a procedure, travel and lodging for a patient and companion. Article
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