Mich. bill would require hospital chargemaster transparency; Creutzfeld-Jakob confirmed at Arkansas hospital;

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> Michigan legislators are considering a bill that would mandate public reporting of hospital chargemasters, according to Michigan Radio. Article

> Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, a degenerative brain condition, has been confirmed at Arkansas' Washington Regional Medical Center, according to 4029-TV. Article

> State officials are questioning the necessity of an Indiana Catholic health system's plan to close its Chicago Heights facility and redirect its services to its nearby Olympia Fields location, according to the Chicago Tribune. Article

Practice Management News

> It's hard enough for doctors to care for their patients in the short time they have to spend on office visits. It's even more difficult for a doctor to provide good care when the patient is disruptive, according to two recent studies. Article

> Doctors and nurses make thousands of deadly errors every year. In the aftermath of a serious medical mistake, those healthcare professionals can experience anguish, turmoil, and emotional trauma, but most often find little emotional support, according to a report by Vox. Article

And Finally… Horsing around. Article