Texas hospital treats illegal immigrant detainees; Poor healthcare management worsens MERS in Middle East;

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> The Arizona Supreme Court ruled this week that patients and families can sue hospitals under specials laws designed to protect vulnerable adults, AZdailysun.com reported. Article

> El Paso Children's Hospital treated between 50 and 60 illegal immigrant children detained by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection for about $60,000, which the hospital will bill to the federal agency, KFOX 14 reported. Article

> The Saudi Arabian government's poor healthcare management and overcrowding exacerbated the MERS outbreak in the Middle East, according to Andrew Thompson, Ph.D., a senior analyst covering in vitro diagnostics at GlobalData. Announcement

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> Hospital costs in Ohio are more in check as a result of expanding Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. And the greater financial stability may push other states to expand eligibility soon. Article

> A legal entanglement involving the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and one of its recovery audit contractors has delayed the awarding of new RAC contracts, AHA News Now reported. Article

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