Union accuses NJ hospital of ignoring reg violations; Barnabas Health, Robert Wood Johnson finalize merger plans;

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> Police arrested a man for stealing a $48,000 operating bed from Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Article

> Leaders of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees union accused New Jersey's Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center of failing to enforce state regulations, according to NJSpotlight. Article

> Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System have finalized plans for a merger that would create the largest health system in New Jersey, according to NJ.com. Article

Practice Management News

> Payments to physicians, both from insurance companies and patients, increased moderately from 2013 to 2014, according to research published in Health Affairs. Article

> The pay gap between primary care physicians and their specialist counterparts continues to close, thanks in part to the healthcare industry's shift toward value-based care, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association. Article

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