NC doctors allege kickback offer; Tyson assumes Kaiser chairmanship;

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> Two emergency room doctors in Charlotte, N.C., claim the for-profit company that owns hospitals in Statesville and Mooreville offered them kickbacks to increase admissions and perform unnecessary tests, the Charlotte Observer reports. Article

> Bernard J. Tyson assumed the role of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.'s chairman of the board of directors, according to the Sacramento Bee. Article

> Medicaid expansion has led to efforts in Los Angeles to enroll the homeless in the program, according to NPR and Kaiser Health News. Article

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> Alaska's decision not to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act is significantly impacting tribal healthcare entities' finances, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Article

> Mounting concerns over hospital services consolidation in the Pacific Northwest resulted in several changes in how Washington State governs inpatient providers, The Seattle Times reports. Article

And finally… Museum brain drain. Article

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