Thousands of former Maryland inmates don't have coverage on the outside; Lower healthcare costs could mean direct payments from customers

> Thousands of former inmates leave Maryland prisons with medical needs, but most don't have coverage to help them pay for it, NPR reports. Article

> To truly lower healthcare costs, patients must start paying for care directly--not through third parties like insurers--an opinion piece from the Boston Globe argues. Article

> In a letter from the American Hospital Association to the Department of Justice, AHA Senior Vice President Melinda Reid Hatton explains why the Anthem-Cigna merger threatens the self-insured market. Letter

Healthcare News

> A new guide from Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence provides hospitals with concrete steps for improving integrated, accessible behavioral health services by building community networks and partnerships that fill gaps in care. Article

Practice Management News

> Breakdowns in communication between radiologists and referring patients could put patients at risk, according to the results of a new study presented this week at the American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting in Los Angeles. Article

And Finally… Well, this takes movie-going to the next level. Article