New Orleans surgeon murdered by patient; Brigham and Women's Hospital nurses threaten to strike;

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 News From Around the Web

> New Orleans police are investigating the murder of a physician at a Louisiana hospital by his patient, who later committed suicide, according to CNN. 

> Meanwhile, nurses at Brigham and Women's Hospital may strike this spring if the hospital doesn't address complaints raised about lax security after the murder of a surgeon last year, the Boston Herald reports. 

> The Napa Valley Register reports Ascension Health plans to launch a multimillion-dollar ad campaign aimed at military veterans that critics say could weaken the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare. 

Health IT News

> Both the American Hospital Association and the American Health Information Management Association this week lauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the early release of thousands of new ICD-10 procedure coding system and clinical modification codes prior to Oct. 1. Article

Health Payer News

> Last year, 80 percent of consumers on the Affordable Care Act exchanges chose bronze or silver health insurance plans--the two lowest-cost tiers--but many did not select the cheapest plan within those tiers, according to a new report by researchers at the Urban Institute. Article

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