Kentucky home health program cuts readmissions; Massachusetts hospitals endorse sick time initiative;

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> A Kentucky-based home health initiative helped reduce readmissions among high-risk patients, according to the Courier-Journal. Article

> Four major Massachusetts healthcare providers endorsed a ballot initiative that would require businesses to give employees earned sick time, reports. Article

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> A North Carolina hospital may set the tone for physician employment at acute care facilities in the future, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Article

> Specialty surgeons insert themselves into medical procedures--often without the knowledge of the patient--driving up costs considerably, the New York Times reported. Article

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> Reference pricing is touted as a way to create provider competition in healthcare, but a recent Federal Trade Commission article argued this isn't the case. Article

And Finally… Bear crossing. Article