Moody's goes on hospital downgrade binge; Study says Medicare incentives not enough to push EMRs;

> Moody's has gone on another downgrade binge, lowering ratings for 19 not-for-profit hospitals and health systems. FierceHealthFinance

> A new study suggests that currently proposed Medicare incentives designed to push electronic medical record adoption just don't offer enough financial rewards to make that happen. FierceHealthFinance

> Sure, it's all well and good that the government wants to push health IT. But can providers afford it? FierceHealthIT

> Pharmaceutical industry trade group PhRMA is lobbying for a Medicaid expansion, along with subsidies to help moderate-income familiar buy insurance. FiercePharma

And Finally... I guess the judge had to quiet the guy down somehow. Article