Massachusetts nurses call for injury-prevention law; Pittsburgh City Council calls for $15 hospital minimum wage;

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> The Massachusetts Nurses Association is calling for legislation to address on-the-job injuries among Bay State Nurses, according to WWLP. Article

> The Pittsburgh City Council has released a report calling on local hospitals to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage, according to the Pittsburgh Business Journal. Article

Health Payer News

> The federal government announced Monday that it will not have a special enrollment period on around the April 15 tax filing deadline as it has done in the past. Article

> More competition in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces generally means lower health plan premiums, according to two new studies published in the December edition of Health Affairs. Article

Practice Management News

> When residents are confronted by patients requesting unnecessary tests, they order the tests anyway, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

And Finally… A drop in the bucket. Article


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