In Medicaid fraud crackdown, states recover millions; Data sharing key to cutting improper ED use;

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> River's Edge Hospital in Minnesota is recruiting for a new hospital CEO now that current CEO Coleen Spike will leave by the end of the year, the St. Peter Herald reported. The candidate must be able to work well with other area providers, especially considering recent disagreements with Mayo Clinic Health Systems when Spike accused Mayo of luring away patients. Article

> Ohio's University Toledo Medical Center, where a nurse had accidentally thrown out a viable kidney, has resumed live-donor kidney transplants, reported the Toledo Blade. Article

> California providers are appealing a court decision last month that would allow the state to reduce Medicaid reimbursements by 10 percent, the Los Angeles Times reported. The California Medical Association said the cuts are no longer necessary because the state's finances have improved. Article

Provider News

> Efforts to crackdown on Medicaid fraud have led to positive results in New York and Missouri, where the states collected hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and obtained a variety of criminal convictions. Article

Health IT News

> Electronic data sharing has been key to collaborative efforts to reduce emergency room visits and better coordinate patient care in Washington state. Article

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