More healthcare workers infected with MERS; UnitedHealth's Medicaid fraud oversight inadequate;

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> A nurse who was suspended then fired after a different nurse accidentally threw away a viable kidney as medical waste during a transplant last summer has sued the Ohio hospital for wrongful termination, the Associated Press reported. Article

> Saudi Arabia has reported three new cases of the Middle East coronavirus--two of which involve healthcare workers who have mild symptoms and were exposed to patients who were laboratory-confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization. Update

> MaineHealth will disband a critical care remote monitoring program used by nine hospitals within and outside the health system thanks to a lack of reimbursement, MaineHealth announced Friday. Statement

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> In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Georgia's insurance commissioner said an outside review determined premiums for the federally-run health insurance--some of which are almost 200 percent higher than existing plans--were justifiable. Article

> A UnitedHealth subsidiary operating in New Jersey failed to properly prevent fraud from the state's Medicaid program, according to a report from the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller. Article

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