NY Health Department requires masks; Maine Democrats to try for Medicaid expansion again;

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> The New York Health Department will require all hospital, nursing home, hospice and home care staff to either get flu shots or wear masks during close contact with patients, the Associated Press reports. Article

> Despite two failed attempts and opposition from Gov. Paul LePage (R), Democrats in the Maine legislature have announced they will again try to expand Medicaid, the Kennebec Journal reports. Article

> Hospital leaders assembled on Capitol Hill yesterday to petition lawmakers to vote against funding cuts, which detractors say are "arbitrary" and "hurt patients," AHA News Now reports. Article

Practice Management News

> New research shows that practices that invest in becoming patient-centered medical homes do have higher operating costs, but they also report higher total medical revenue (per patient). Article

> As part of the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign, three specialty societies have created new lists of common but often unnecessary tests or procedures that doctors should be more thoughtful about performing. Article

And Finally… Hangovers get better with age. Article

 

 

 

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