Maryland hospitals worried about uncompensated care rule; Shift to 340B hospitals increases cancer treatment costs;

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> Officials at Johns Hopkins Health System and the University of Maryland Medical System say a proposed update to Maryland's uncompensated care policy may leave them with insufficient funds, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. Article

> Several factors make stroke patients more likely to be readmitted to a hospital within 30 days, including a prior diagnosis of congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medical Quality. Study abstract

> The shift of cancer treatment to 340B hospitals drives up costs for seniors and Medicare, according to a study by the Berkeley Research Group. Study abstract

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> Telehealth support for rural consultants improves the quality of forensic exams for sexual abuse, according to a study published in Child Abuse & Neglect. It showed that clinicians with access to nurses at UC Davis conducted more thorough exams and made more accurate diagnosis. Article

> Big data is making headway in healthcare, and California's Kaiser Permanente is showing what can be done with that information by using data techniques to help the most vulnerable among us--infants. Article

And Finally… Boy wonder. Article

 

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