New Mexico poised to enact price transparency law; Children's Hospital plans expansion in New Orleans;

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> Children's Hospital in New Orleans will undertake an ambitious plan to expand onto the historic--and long-neglected--Marine Hospital campus, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. Article

> The New Mexico legislature has passed a bill that allow the state to publish the prices of medical procedures and the quality of services at healthcare facilities through a "Sunshine Portal" by 2018, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. Article

> Improved health factors have contributed to improvement in the lives of African-Americans and Latinos in the past year, according to a new report from the National Urban League, though they still lag behind the white population, the L.A. Times reported. Article

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> A group of about 80 healthcare chief executive officers has sent a note to the New York State Legislature in support of funds requested by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for the statewide health information exchange. Article

> Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's very important that their critical health information can be easily shared among healthcare providers, a survey from the Society of Participatory Medicine reveals. Article

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