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Chicago Hospital Explores Merger Possibilities

KHN Morning Briefing

In other state hospital news, a Minnesota lawsuit involving the dissolution of the North Suburban Hospital District has been dismissed, and Pennsylvania’s Abington Memorial agrees to pay $510,000 in drug diversion settlement.

Linking Doctors’ Pay To Quality Measures May Improve Health Care For Low-Income Patients

KHN Morning Briefing

A study in Health Affairs finds that one insurer’s decision to link doctors’ reimbursements to measures of quality showed improved care for all patients but the gains were greater for poorer patients. Another study looks at how small doctor practices and small insurers are being squeezed by their larger competitors.

Providers Could Tap Decades Of Electronic Health Records To Help Patients Make Choices Now

KHN Morning Briefing

“Patients are always saying, don’t just give me the averages, tell me what happened to others who look like me and made the same treatment decisions I did,” says Dr. Tracy Lieu, who heads Kaiser Permanente’s research division that is exploring how it might use years worth of health records to inform current patients.

The Worst That Could Happen: Industry Braces For Repeal’s Possibly ‘Devastating’ Consequences

KHN Morning Briefing

It’s “going to be like that slow-moving tsunami that we know is coming, and we can watch it and try to prepare for it — but in the aftermath of the tsunami, there’s devastating loss that we never could have planned for,” said Heidi Gartland, vice president for community affairs and government relations at Cleveland-based University Hospitals Health System.