Looming deficit forces Rhode Island Hospital to eliminate 200 positions; Texas medical students open free rural clinic;

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> Rhode Island Hospital plans to eliminate nearly 200 positions and will shut down an early intervention program for developmentally disabled children due to a looming deficit, the Providence Journal reports. Article

> University of Cincinnati Medical Center officials apologized this week for losing the remains of a newborn infant after an unsuccessful search to find the body, according to IndyStar. Article

> Medical students from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center of El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine have created a free clinic to provide care to rural residents, USA Today reports. Article

Practice Management News

> More than two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries suffer from two or more chronic conditions, which often require more time and resources to manage than most physicians say they have, according to a new report from SmartCCM. Article

 > The cost of doing business is on the rise for medical practices nationwide, with much of that expense being driven by the need to adopt new technologies, according to the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA) 2015 Cost and Revenue Survey. Article

And Finally… Monkey business. Article