12/16/2018
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12/04/2018 - Modern Healthcare by: Susannah Luthi
WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration on Monday urged states to scale back their certificate-of-need laws and scope of practice rules, as the executive branch promised to push back against hospital consolidations.

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12/04/2018 - WVNews by: Jake Jarvis
HUNTINGTON, WV - Gov. Jim Justice named the new head of the Office of Drug Control Policy on Monday and announced that he is forming a new council of experts to help fight the state’s opioid epidemic in conjunction with the office.

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12/04/2018 - WVNews by: Jeff McCullough
MORGANTOWN, WV - According to many state economists, West Virginia’s health-care industry is heading toward a consistent growth period, adding more jobs and opportunities.

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12/03/2018 - Modern Healthcare by: Steven Ross Johnson
WASHINGTON, DC - Dr. Stephen Cambalik, a family medicine physician at Jorge Prieto Health Center on Chicago's South Side sees about 13 patients who use pre-exposure prophylaxis to HIV, also known as PrEP.

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12/03/2018 - Modern Healthcare by: Maria Castellucci
WASHINGTON, DC - Treating patients with substance abuse disorders can be challenging—and costly—for most hospitals.

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12/03/2018 - Kaiser Health News by: Jordan Rau
WASHINGTON, DC - The federal government has taken a new step to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions of nursing home patients by lowering a year’s worth of payments to nearly 11,000 nursing homes. It gave bonuses to nearly 4,000 others.

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12/03/2018 - Modern Healthcare by: Steven Ross Johnson
WASHINGTON, DC - Patients that experience heart attack in low-income neighborhoods tend to wait longer for emergency medical services to arrive than those living in more affluent communities, a discrepancy that could drive health disparities between the groups.

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