NH hospitals ask judge to scrap Medicaid tax; Conn. proposal would expand NP authority;

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> Three New Hampshire hospitals have asked a judge to throw out the Granite State's Medicaid Enhancement Tax, claiming it's unfair because it doesn't tax others that perform the same service, such as doctor offices and clinics, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports. Article

> The American Hospital Association (AHA) has joined a friend-of-the-court brief supporting a Kansas medical center in a confidentiality of peer review activities case, according to AHA News. Article

> A new proposal from Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's (D) administration would give nurse practitioners the authority to prescribe medications and treat patients independently, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

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> Legally-married same sex couples aren't receiving consistent treatment under the Affordable Care Act when it comes to individual market health plan enrollment, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> More states are moving traditional nursing home residents, most of whom have multiple chronic conditions and require long-term care, into Medicaid managed care plans, which are run by private insurance companies. Article

And Finally… Don't stop 'til you get a euro. Article