Merritt Hawkins releases in-demand specialties list; Disabilities in children on the rise;

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> A Los Angeles man is suing his doctor and healthcare network after the doctor listed "homosexual behavior" on his medical records as a chronic condition, the Washington Post reports. Article

> Merritt Hawkins released a list of the most sought-after healthcare specialties. Report (.pdf)

> Mental and developmental disabilities in children are on the upswing, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Study abstract

Health Payer News

> For the past year, opposition to the Affordable Care Act--implemented back in 2010--was higher 50 percet, which remains true now, according to the latest Fox News poll. Article

> What do a $1,600 custom-made diaper rash treatment, $8,500 scar-reduction cream and a $2,300 pain-relieving salve all have in common? Their price tag--and more often than not, healthcare insurers pick up the expensive bill for compounded medicines, reports the New York Times. Article

And Finally… A corny tribute. Article

 

 

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