New Jersey hospitals sue the state for removing ambulance services; Winnebago Indian Heath Service Hospital loses government funding;

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> Two South Jersey hospital systems, Virtua and Capital Health System, filed a lawsuit against the state on Monday, challenging a new law that stripped the hospitals of the right to provide emergency ambulance services, according to Article

> Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas is in danger of losing its contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services after a survey revealed compliance issues. The medical center has until Aug. 6 to resolve the identified issues, Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality reported.  Article

> Winnebago Indian Health Service Hospital in Nebraska lost its Medicare funding Thursday after CMS terminated its contract following a patient safety investigation, but the hospital plans to remain open for now, according to an article in the Siox City Journal. Article

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> Several prominent hospital groups have urged the Internal Revenue Service to consider hospital-sponsored housing as a community benefit, AHA News Now has reported. Article

> Oncologists are so irked over the rapidly escalating cost of drugs used to treat their patients that they are making fairly radical policy proposals and have begun monitoring prices for treatments. Article

And finally… A costly mistake. Article

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