Louisiana medical clinics in danger of closing; Physician practice lessons from veterinary clinics;

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> Louisiana medical clinics may close under a proposal to cut $39 million from the LSU Health Sciences Center system budget, The Shreveport Times reports. Article

> NPR takes a look at the Food and Drug Administration's plans to update labeling for an abortion drug, allowing patients to take it in lower doses and make fewer visits to the doctor's office. Article

> Physician practices can learn how to treat patients by following the lead of veterinarians, reports Business Wire. Article

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> The proposed rule implementing the Merit Based Incentive Program System and alternative payment models as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Article

> Doctors' frustration with electronic health records and clinical quality reporting can play a role in physician burnout, Steve Stack, M.D., president of the American Medical Association, tells EHRIntelligence.com. Article

And Finally.. He probably doesn't even own a VCR any longer. Article