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Cleveland Clinic Reports A 2016 Income Drop — Blames Obamacare Reimbursement Rates And High Drug Prices

KHN Morning Briefing

Meanwhile, in Florida, Republicans are pushing to repeal the state’s certificate-of-need regulations, a Kansas House committee blocks a bill that would allow the Kansas University Health System to ban concealed firearms and the Florida-based Nemours Children’s Hospital awaits state regulators’ decision about its new heart and lung transplant center.

Medicare Pilot Project Allows Patients To Have Hospice Care While Also Seeking Cures

KHN Morning Briefing

The experiment is designed to encourage more beneficiaries with terminal diseases to use hospice care, which has been shown to improve the quality of life, even if they don’t want to give up on fighting their disease. Also, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell says Medicare will expand some of its alternative payment models.