KentuckyOne Health considers University Hospital again; Tufts TV web channel gains traction;

> KentuckyOne Health, the newly merged system of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare and St. Joseph Health System, said that it still is considering a "close working relationship" with University Hospital, the Courier-Journal reported. University Hospital was originally part of the merger deal but not part of the resulting consolidation plan. Article

> The Supreme Court is adding on 30 extra minutes to the next month's healthcare arguments. That brings the total time of the sessions to six hours over three days in March, the Associated Press reported. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday issued revised guidance in the hospital Conditions of Participation that allows non-privileged practitioners to order outpatient rehabilitation and respiratory care services in accordance with state license/scope of practice and written hospital policy, AHA News Now reported. AHA had raised concerns (.pdf) over CMS guidelines that it felt precluded non-privileged practitioners from ordering services at hospital outpatient departments that therefore limited effective care. News brief

> Tufts-New England Medical Center took its hospital marketing digital with its Tufts Medical Center.tv. web campaign, in which clinicians talk about specific conditions. Since it launched three years ago, the site has gotten over 300,000 unique visitors, according to Boston.com. Article

And Finally... Case of the stolen $2 pumpkin goes to trial. Article

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