Planned Parenthood pays $4.3M to settle unnecessary care allegations; Study: Ohio Medicaid costs would surge without expansion;

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> Recent layoffs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. already have sparked a lawsuit, The Tennessean reported. In the suit filed Monday, a former nurse accused the 626-bed hospital of violating the Family and Medical Leave Act. Article

> Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast will pay $4.3 million to settle claims of False Claim Act violations, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. The government alleges Planned Parenthood billed and received payment for certain items and services that were not medically necessary, not medically indicated or not actually provided. Announcement

> Fourth-quarter net income at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems dropped 25 percent to $14.5 million, according to its earnings report released Monday. However, total revenues for the year ended June 30 increased 0.8 percent to $50.4 million. Report

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> Ohio, the most populous state whose leadership has yet to decide whether to fully embrace the Affordable Care Act, stands to lose money if it doesn't expand Medicaid, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer. Article

> FierceHealthFinance Editor Ron Shinkman proposes 10 healthcare changes he would like to see take place over the next decade, and hopes healthcare reform serves as a catalyst. Commentary

And Finally… The ER is full of Budweiser and Colt 45 fans. Article