Two Washington hospitals treating patients at risk for Ebola; Tenet Healthcare withdraws plans to buy Connecticut hospitals;

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> Community hospitals must reinvent themselves to meet changes in how the facilities receive payment for providing care, speakers at a conference sponsored by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative said Thursday, the Pittsburgh Business Journal reports. Article

> Two Washington-area hospitals are treating patients at risk for Ebola, according to The Washington Post. The National Institutes of Health said Thursday it had admitted an American nurse who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. Washington Hospital Center also said that it admitted a patient who showed symptoms of the disease. Article

> Tenet Healthcare Corporation notified state regulators Thursday it was withdrawing its applications to buy five hospitals in Connecticut, ending a two-year effort by a national for-profit hospital chain to enter the state's changing market, the CT Mirror reports. Article

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> A new report by the Consumer Financial Bureau paints an unsettling portrait as to the extent of medical debt in the U.S. and how it affects individual patients. Article

> As economic models within healthcare change rapidly, chief financial officers and chief medical officers working in tandem can reap substantial rewards for providers, according to Healthcare Finance News. Article

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