NYC receives $1.6B in federal funds to help public hospitals become storm-resilient; Ongoing DSH cuts could cause 225 hospitals across the country to close;

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> New York City will receive at least $1.6 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to help public hospitals install floodwalls, flood proof elevators and otherwise become more storm-resilient, ABC News reports. Article

> Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan Injury Center study finds, according to an announcement on MedicalXpress. Article

Health Finance News

> The ongoing cuts in disproportionate share hospital payments as part of the Affordable Care Act could lead to as many as 225 hospitals closing around the country, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs. Article

> Chief financial officers employed by struggling hospitals do not have high hopes for their longevity: a new survey says that more than 60 percent expect to lose their jobs within two years. Article

Payer News

> Insurers next year will be keeping premiums flat or even decreasing them in many parts of the country. In fact, consumers in just two states surveyed will see premium increases of 5 percent or more, according to a new study from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Article

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