NC hospital makes fed complaint over hospital closure; AIDS-related infection deaths down;

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> The National Center for Healthcare Leadership seeks competency- and collaboration-focused initiatives as part of its 2015 Leadership Challenge, the group announced. Applications will be accepted through July 15. Announcement (.pdf)

> Yadkin County, North Carolina, has filed a federal complaint against CAH Acquistions 10, LLC, for shutting down Yadkin Valley Community Hospital two months early, MyFox8 reports. Article

> Substantial work remains in order to treat opportunistic infections related to AIDS, although deaths are down significantly, according to a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Study abstract

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> Statehouses in Connecticut and New Jersey are considering bills that would provide patients some level of cost transparency and the avoidance of surprise charges by out-of-network providers. But both pieces of legislation have run into resistance from hospital lobbies, which have moved to water them down. Article

> Billing data just released by the Medicare program has reinforced the wide disparity in what hospitals charge for their services--in this case, joint replacement surgery. Article

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