Surgery cheaper in ASCs; Philadelphia mother alleges organ theft;

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> Surgical procedures in ambulatory surgery centers were often less costly than hospital outpatient procedures, according to a study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. Study abstract

> A West Philadelphia woman has filed a lawsuit against Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, alleging it harvested her son's organs without authority or consent after he died of complications from a lung condition, according to Article

> St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Louisiana created a position for the parish district attorney's brother, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Article

Practice Management News

> Healthcare consumers in Massachusetts can now compare medical practices side by side using a new website the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) launched this month. Article

> Physicians often have trouble discussing medical costs with patients. And cancer patients, who often face decreased ability to work, are particularly susceptible to the 'financially toxic' side effects of their treatment. Article

And Finally… This bed is just right. Article