Blues of Kansas City hunts for new CEO; Doctor shortage sweeping the nation;

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> The decision on whether or not Medicaid will cover end-of-life care next year is expected this fall, reports the New York Times. If Medicaid does decide to cover this care, it could raise the standards for many insurers. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Missouri is on the market for a new CEO, according to Healthcare Payer News. Article

> As the demand for doctors increases in rural areas, patients are having a difficult time finding one. For instance, a clinic in Port Angeles, Washington is turning away some 250 patients a week, reports the Seattle Times. Article

Provider News

> Many military hospitals are too small with too few patients to produce quality outcomes, according to a New York Times investigation. Article

> Although hospitals have long used therapy dogs to help patients, the animals can also help relieve the stress of emergency room doctors and nurses who must handle life-and-death situations every day. Article

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