Massachusetts notifies flagged hospitals about excessive cost growth; 77% of Michigan voters say overworked nurses hurt care;

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> A MonroeNew York woman filed suit against two Buffalo-area hospitals for failing to save her husband after erroneously pronouncing him dead, according to PIX11. Article

> Massachusetts' state Health Policy Commission will inform providers and insurers whether they are flagged under a state law to limit excessive cost growth, according to the Boston Business Journal. Article

> A survey of Michigan voters by the Michigan Nurses Association found 77 percent of respondents think assigning nurses too many patients hurts care. Announcement

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> Hospital prices grew at a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent from August to September, the lowest increase since 1998, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Article

> The American Hospital Association has suggested changes to the requirements for the operation of long-term care facilities in a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, saying such changes would cost the sector far more than CMS estimated. Article

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