St. Joseph gets extension on safety deadline; Medical errors down in Connecticut;

News From Around the Web

> Texas' St. Joseph Medical Center, which was given a deadline of Oct. 16 to fix safety issues or risk losing Medicare funds, received an extension through Oct. 31, the Houston Chronicle reports. Article

> Medical errors killed or seriously injured fewer Connecticut patients in 2014 than in 2013, but more than in 2012, according to a new report from the state Department of Public Health. Report (.pdf)

> Six nurses are under investigation due to drug theft allegations at the District of Columbia's Sibley Hospital, according to WUSA9. Article

Health Payer News

> As a part of a class-action settlement, Anthem Blue Cross in California has agreed to reimburse about 50,000 customers nearly $8.3 million following accusations that it raised the costs of policies mid-year, reports the Los Angeles Times. Article

> The massive data breach that hit health insurer Anthem earlier this year appears to have been an attempt by the Chinese to understand the American healthcare system, the Financial Times reports. Article

And Finally… Winter is coloring. Article


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