MLB moves Puerto Rico series over Zika fears; Contaminated scopes linked to nine infections, three Colorado deaths;

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> Major League Baseball has changed the location of a two-game series from Puerto Rico to Miami over Zika virus concerns, according to National Public Radio. Article

> Contaminated medical scopes may have infected nine University of Colorado Hospital patients, three of whom later died, according to The Denver Post. Article

> In an effort to reduce regional service redundancy, Allina Health System will merge two Anoka County, Minnesota acute care hospitals under one license, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Article

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>  Hospitals in two mostly rural states that have yet to expand Medicaid coverage may now have to eliminate jobs and services to cut costs. Article

> Hospitals optimally want to have some control over their payer mix, but the matter is often out of their hands. The location of the hospital plays a big part in its payer mix, as well as other circumstances that drive patients into its beds, according to Healthcare Finance News. Article

And Finally… Con-gress. Article

 

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