Mailing machine wreaks billing havoc at New York hospital; Physicians, patients find value in 'pay-what-you-can day';

> Think data breaches involve only human misuse or errors? Think again. Out of 2,500 patient bills that Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., mailed out on April 19, roughly half went to the wrong patients due to a malfunctioning automated billing machine. FierceHealthFinance

> The concept of 'pay-what-you-can days' grew out of a listserv discussion among physicians lamenting that primary-care doctors were underappreciated and underreimbursed. While they didn't bring enough to cover their overhead, most doctors who participated and allowed uninsured patients to pick their price say they'd like to do it again at least once a year. FiercePracticeManagement

> Ken Paulus, CEO of Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota, has stated that he will work without pay until his hospital system can reach a contract agreement with its nurses, who are preparing for a one-day strike. Paulus said that without the nurses, Allina "cannot deliver our mission." Article

And Finally... It's like Bizarro Frogger. Article

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