32 percent of physicians encounter racist patients; EHRs may identify diabetic patients;

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> A reader poll by Medscape Medical News found 32 percent of 290 responding physicians said they had experienced a patient refusing their care because of their race or ethnicity. Poll

> A new study in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics reveals it may be possible to identify patients at risk for developing type 2 diabetes using data in a practice's electronic health record system. Study

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services appears to be backing away from a proposal to penalize physicians who order "nonrecommended" prostate cancer screenings with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test for Medicare patients, Medscape reports. Article

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> The federal government says it is ahead of schedule in its goal to tie 30 percent of Medicare payments to alternative payment models by the end of 2016. Article

> Cancer medications are among the costliest for both hospitals and patients, yet acute care facilities throw out about $3 billion worth of oncology drugs each year unused, according to a new study published in BMJ. Article

And Finally… Check the swimming pool. Article