Phama may lose price control battle; MA leads the way in national EMR effort;

>  The pharma industry seems to have lost a round. The House health reform bill apparently includes a section which reinstates price controls on drugs bought by low-income seniors. FiercePharma

> Not one to rest on its laurels as a leader in health reform, the state of Massachusetts seems to be taking a leading role in promoting EMRs, too. FierceEMR

> The St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center is installing real-time location systems to track patient flow in its outpatient eye clinics as well as its operating suites. FierceMobileHealthcare

> Boston Medical Center has filed a suit claiming that the state has illegally cut Medicaid patients, pushing into dire financial condition. BMC says reimbursement for treating a Medicaid patient has fallen from $12,476 per admission last year to $9,323 this year. (Ouch!) Article

And Finally... Even if a health plan executive could sing, he probably wouldn't be this honest. Check out this blackly funny take on, um, risk management. Video

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