Tenet to acquire 5th Conn. hospital; Louisiana made Medicaid payments to inmates;

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> Tenet Healthcare has added Saint Mary's in Waterbury, Connecticut to the four other Nutmeg State hospitals it will acquire, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

> Government advisers and researchers warn that 90 percent of U.K. hospital wards are at risk of overheating, according to the Nursing Times. Article

> The state of Louisiana made nearly $3 million in Medicaid payments to state prisoners, who are ineligible for the program, according to the New Orleans Times Picayune­. Article

Practice Management News

> The good news keeps rolling in for practices that use nonphysician practitioners. Not only can the extra help from nurse practitioners and physician assistants help practices enhance revenue, but physicians who embrace the trend are generally happier with their practices. Article

> Malpractice experts point out the ways accountable care organizations could be vulnerable to malpractice litigation, according to Oncology Practice. Article

And Finally… At least now he can afford himself. Article

 

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