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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      May 18, 2017

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  "To ensure that the program remains viable for all beneficiaries, the Justice Department remains tireless in its pursuit of Medicare fraud perpetrated by healthcare providers and insurers," 

-Sandra R. Brown, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California
  According to the report, "The Other Elephant in the Hospital Room", which surveyed 852 hospital personnel, including C-Suite, admins, and staff(nurses/physicians). Nearly 43% of respondents have been with their current hospitals for fewer than two years. Approximately 66% have been with their hospital for fewer than five years. About 37% plan to leave their current hospital within the next two years. Roughly 69% intend to leave their organization within five years.

Source: Fierce Healthcare
  Dems ask to meet with Ivanka Trump on women's healthcare issues
The Hill, May 18, 2017

House ObamaCare bill cuts $43B in Medicaid funds for children
The Hill, May 18, 2017
Hatch Says He’s Open to Keeping Obamacare’s Individual Mandate
Morning Consult, May 17, 2017
Price pushes Congress to follow Trump plan for more FDA user fees
Politico, May 17, 2017
Trump's health chief pushes 'waivers' for states from Obamacare rules
CNBC, May 16, 2017
Preexisting Conditions And Continuous Coverage: Key Elements Of GOP Bill
Kaiser Health News, May 16, 2017
Durbin okays Dem meeting with GOP centrists on ObamaCare
The Hill, May 16, 2017
Bipartisan bill will be reintroduced to force pharma to justify price hikes
Stat News, May 15, 2017
CMS to Let Small Businesses Bypass Obamacare Marketplace
Morning Consult, May 15, 2017
Republicans' Latest Health Care Challenge: Selling Their Bill
Roll Call, May 15, 2017
  ACA Round-Up: Coverage Rates Stabilize After Dramatic Gains
Health Affairs, May 16, 2017
  How will the new healthcare bill in the US affect young citizens?
Global Young Voices, May 11, 20177
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  Alyssa Rege: 10 Hospital Transactions & Partnerships, May 2017

1. After 4-year battle, Cottage Health and Sansum Clinic call off merger
2. KentuckyOne to spin off 4 hospitals, 4 ambulatory centers
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Source: Becker's Hospital Review
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