Minnesota hospitals inappropriately bill rape victims for exams; Senator asks CDC to consider role of legal marijuana in opioid epidemic;

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> A new report from the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault finds that hospitals across the state are inappropriately billing rape victims for medical exams. Report (.pdf)

> Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider the role legal marijuana could play in the prescription opioid epidemic, The Guardian reports. Article

> Cleveland Clinic has shut down inpatient services at Lakewood Hospital as part of plans to replace the facility with a $34 million family healthcare clinic, according to Cleveland.comArticle

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> The head of one of the nation's foremost healthcare consulting firms has a list of tasks hospitals should accomplish in 2016 --and cost reduction and the shift to value-based care tops the list. Article

> Providers in Puerto Rico could get financial relief under an Obama administration proposal to add $30 billion in Medicaid funding for the island over the next decade, The Washington Post has reported. Article

And finally... Phone-etics. Article