New Jersey hospitals partner with police to obtain free supplies of overdose antidote; New Mississippi law requires hospitals to give caregivers discharge information;

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> Police departments in a southern New Jersey county will be able to obtain supplies of an overdose antidote for free through a partnership with three major hospitals, according to the Associated Press viaThe Washington Times. Article

> Maryland hospitals collectively generated more than $100 million in Medicare savings in the first year of an experimental payment system being watched closely by the federal government as a possible national model for reducing healthcare costs, the Baltimore Sun reports. Article

> The Caregivers Act, a new Mississippi law that took effect July 1, requires hospital staff to provide caregivers with the information they need to take care of patients and notify them when patients are transferred or discharged, which could help reduce unnecessary trips to the hospital, MPB reported.  Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is introducing measures in conjunction with the American Medical Association to ease the transition to ICD-10 this fall. Article

> Doctors have less confidence in their organizations' ability to thwart cyberattacks than that of hospital administrators and IT leaders, according to a recent survey. Article

And Finally... Christmas in July. Article

 

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