Many stents unnecessary; Steward to own 1 in 5 Boston hospitals;

> One in eight non-emergent heart stents are not necessary or unwarranted, according a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association today. The invasive treatment costs the U.S. $12 billion a year, reports Reuters. Article

> Following Quincy (Mass.) Medical Center's decision on Monday to file for bankruptcy in preparation for Steward Health Care to buy it, a new report indicates that Steward is posed to own one in five hospitals in the Greater Boston area, according to Mass. Market. Article

> Unlike other hospitals that may be closing or merging with other institutions, the University of Michigan Health System is hiring for 500 jobs to expand the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital when the complex opens in November, reports AnnArbor.com. Article

> The first electronic health records (EHR) incentive program payments are currently available, according the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Hospitals and critical access hospitals are eligible to receive a base of up to $2 billion for adopting EHR technology. CMS Blog Post

> Hospital groups, including the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Federation of American Hospitals filed an amicus brief to uphold the controversial individual mandate as constitutional. Amicus Brief

And Finally... What would you do if you won the lottery? This guy went back to work as a janitor. Article

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