Marilyn Tavenner confirmation hearing as CMS administrator scheduled; Docs turn to courts to protect online reputations;

News From Around the Web

> The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday on Marilyn Tavenner's nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. Article

> Four Michigan hospitals have filed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. government, claiming the healthcare program for military personnel underpaid them for outpatient services over six years, according to Thomson Reuters. Article

> North Carolina's Johnston Health has decided to team with UNC Health Care, the News & Observer reported. UNC beat out rival WakeMed for the partnership deal. Article

Health IT News

> Providing patients with access to the information in their electronic health records "overwhelmingly" yielded positive benefits, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

> Physicians are increasingly willing to fight back against negative online reviews, filing lawsuits against patients and their family members who post them. Article

And Finally… Forget 9-1-1; Mom to the rescue. Article