Mount Sinai recruits med students with humanities program; Maker of superbug-linked scope sets aside $450M;

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> Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine recruits students from outside the traditional pre-med background with its "Humanities in Medicine" Program, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

> The manufacturer of the medical scopes tied to several deadly superbug outbreaks, anticipating a settlement, has set aside a fund of nearly $450 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. Article

> The American Hospital Association said in a letter to Congress that it opposes legislation to relax restrictions on physician-owned hospitals' growth. Letter (.pdf)

Health Payer News

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to bring quality ratings to Medicaid managed care organizations. Article

> Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance companies as well as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association face antitrust lawsuits alleging that the 37 independently owned insurers act as an illegal cartel, reported the Wall Street Journal. Article

And Finally… Hissin' 'bout my generation. Article