Low-risk surgery patients at risk for unnecessary blood tests; Obama announces cancer "moonshot" task force;

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> Low-risk surgery patients are often given unnecessary blood tests, according to a new study published in Anesthesiology. Study announcement

> D.C. Hospital Association CEO Robert Malson will retire in February, according to the Washington Business Journal. Article

> President Barack Obama's administration announced the members of a task force for the White House's "moonshot" initiative to develop a cure for cancer. Announcement

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> Hospitals must cut down on paperwork and other bureaucratic exercises that can cause healthcare costs to rise, the American Hospital Association said in a new report. Article

> The mostly voluntary aspects of alternative payment models for providers could make it harder for Medicare to reap future savings, according to the former chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Article

And Finally… Trouble in paradise. Article