Minority of workers know modes of flu transmission; Nevada's UMC lays off 100;

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> CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum is reportedly resigning from his post on May 16, according to Modern Healthcare. Article

> Fewer than 40 percent of healthcare workers know the main modes of flu transmission and that they are considered a risk category, according to Infection Control Today. Study abstract

> University Medical Center of Southern Nevada laid off more than 100 employees last week, including nurses, lab assistants and pharmacy technicians, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Article

> Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' only fundraising efforts for a non-profit leading Affordable Care Act enrollment efforts were two previously disclosed phone calls, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Report (.pdf)

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> The Federal Trade Commission's intervention in a deal between a hospital and medical group in Idaho may give other providers pause as they pursue consolidations, the Washington Post reported. Article

> The American Hospital Association is lobbying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to back off on some of the requirements of its Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization program, saying the current rules place too much financial risk on providers without offering them enough financial rewards. Article

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