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Rural Mental Health Crisis Center Threatened By Glitch In Iowa’s Medicaid Payments

KHN Morning Briefing

State officials say some of the services provided by the center in rural Appanoose County should qualify for Medicaid reimbursement, but they haven’t written rules to make such payments. The center, which opened three years ago, could close next month. Also in Maine, advocates hope that voters can push through a referendum to force the state to accept the health law’s Medicaid expansion.

Despite Serious Safety Issues, Hospital Watchdog Didn’t Change Its Rating Of Facility

KHN Morning Briefing

An investigation by The Wall Street Journal finds that the Joint Commission, which is the accrediting organization for almost 80 percent of U.S. hospitals, typically takes no action to revoke or modify accreditation when state inspectors find serious safety violations. Meanwhile, an expert talks to Politico about hospitals and health care spending.

Many Florida Hospitals Show ‘Tremendous Spirit’ In Face Of Hurricane And Remain Open

KHN Morning Briefing

At least 35 hospitals in the states that are or have been affected by the storm had to be closed or partially evacuated though. Meanwhile, clinicians evaluate the theory that hurricanes induce labor, Georgia faces Irma, and mental health professionals prepare for the strain a natural disaster puts on children.

Quiz: How Well Are You Paying Attention?

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To strengthen your core knowledge of health care policy, it helps to be a regular reader of Kaiser Health News. Here’s a pop quiz to gauge what you have learned.

Fatal Overdoses Spike 22%, A Rate Even Faster Than Previously Thought

KHN Morning Briefing

Fentanyl deaths rose 540 percent according to the first government account of nationwide drug deaths in 2016. Meanwhile, new drug czar nominee Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), the opioid over supply, the business of treatment centers and addiction research efforts are also in the news.

Senior And Disabled Harvey Evacuees Face Tougher Health Challenges After The Flood

KHN Morning Briefing

Those in shelters who need medical care the most can find themselves trapped. Other news on how the monster storm will impact the public health landscape cover health IT success stories, emergency rooms working around the clock, mental health care efforts and the risks of chemical exposure.