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September 5 · Issue #129 · View online
Providing you with the latest health care headlines almost daily. Carefully crafted by Shawn Rossi. Questions? Email srossi@mhanet.org.

MISSISSIPPI
Suicide is the third leading cause of death in Mississippi. Please share this helpline number. Mississippians can also text NAMI to 741-741 for help.
Anderson Fitness Center Focuses on Diabetes Prevention
BMHCC Opens Specialty Pharmacy
NATIONAL
The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years
Fitch on how proposed CMS changes could affect post-acute healthcare
Survey: 50% of healthcare professionals 'not at all' familiar with MACRA
Hospitals Against Violence hosts webinar Sept. 25 on caring for caregivers
Joint Commission sets new pain assessment and management standards
Patient Safety/Quality
26% of readmissions are medication related, study shows
NQF Examines New Approach to Amplify the Patient’s Voice in Healthcare Quality Measurement
When It Comes to Metrics, Nurses Matter
CDC Launches Sepsis Initiative
Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers by Abbott Update
Health IT
Health IT vendors, trade groups demand HHS eradicate information blocking
Lawmakers Worry Hospitals Are Abusing Telehealth for Financial Gain
Medicare Spending on Telehealth Increases, But Barriers Remain
ONC Updated Feedback Form Upholds Health IT Certification Integrity
7 things to know if you're considering AI solutions
ACA UPDATES
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is bringing in five state insurance commissioners and five governors tomorrow and Thursday for two days of bipartisan hearings aimed at stabilizing the marketplaces next year. The governors include one Democrat — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper — and four Republicans, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
Obstacles await as Congress resumes health care fight
Moment of truth arrives for Obamacare repeal
Alexander sets ambitious timetable for Obamacare fixes
Millions who buy health insurance bracing for sharp increases
Deadline Looms for Insurers to File Rate Proposals
State insurance commissioners under pressure in health-care drama
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