Presence Health to sell location due to losses; OR gov sends pink slips over exchange problems;

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> Nurses, healthcare advocates and citizen groups will testify in Boston Monday on two healthcare-related Massachusetts ballot initiatives--one on patient safety, the other on price transparency, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Nurses Association and National Nurses United. Statement

> Chicago-based Presence Health will sell Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center due to unsustainable losses at the hospital, Crain's Chicago Business reports. Article

> Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) dismissed several officials over problems with the state's health insurance exchange, according to the Oregonian. Article

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> Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) proposes a form of restricted "mini" or "step-down" hospitals to keep the state's struggling rural providers in business, the Savannah Morning News reports. Article

> Should the government impose financial penalties on recovery audit contractors if a clawback they performed against a hospital is overturned on appeal? That's a proposal being put forth by the most senior member of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, AHA News Now reports. Article

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