Sen. Coburn quits delivering babies; Appendix surgery can wait;

> Citing liability costs, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) announced last night that he is no longer delivering babies, The Hill reports. Article

> A delay of 12 or more hours before removing the appendix of patients with acute appendicitis does not lead to poorer outcomes, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Surgery and reported by HealthDay News. Article

> The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued stringent new rules regarding healthcare fraud, including ceasing payments whenever credible allegations are made, reports FierceHealthFinance. Article

> In the aftermath of research revealing that patients bypass their doctor's office for acute problems more than half of the time, Kaiser Health News explores how practices can use the medical home model to be available for patients when they need it. Article

> Despite numerous evidence that Americans are cutting back on healthcare spending, a piece in Becker's Hospital Review discusses why patients may still be willing to pay for concierge care. Article

And Finally... School abolishes Halloween out of respect to witches. Article