Lawsuit claims charity care law violates constitution; ACA mandates docs create compliance plans to prevent fraud;

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> New research shows cancer drug shortages force doctors to ration or delay treatment, and in some cases, drive up costs, Bloomberg reported. Article

> A new charity care definition for tax-exempt hospitals is unconstitutional, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago by two low-income women, reported The State Journal-Register. Article

> Boston hospitals are re-evaluating emergency response plans to better address challenges, such as cellphone outages and identifying unknown patients in the wake of the marathon bombings, the Boston Herald reported. Article

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> Physicians soon will have access to a collection of free online resources to help them screen patients for mental health disorders and concerns, courtesy of a new collaboration between the Association of Medical Colleges and the American Psychological Association. Article

> A little-known provision of the Affordable Care Act requires medical practices of all sizes to develop their own compliance plans to reduce fraud and abuse, but physicians are still awaiting guidance as to what such programs should look like. Article

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