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Health Headlines for Tuesday, January 9

Heastie: Education And Health Care Be Spared In Budget

NY State of Politics

The state can boost education and health care spending even as it tackles a $4 billion budget deficit, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told reporters on Monday.

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CBO slashes cost estimate for CHIP financing: report

The Hill

The Congressional Budget Office drastically lowered its estimate of the cost to renew a health insurance program for low-income children, likely making it easier for lawmakers to agree on a plan for extending the program.

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Walk-in Doctor Visits at Work? Welcome to the Office Health Center

Wall Street Journal

On Wednesday mornings, Stephen Fealy, an orthopedic surgeon in New York, heads downtown to see his patients.

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Daily on Healthcare: HHS nominee to face questions on drug prices and Obamacare during confirmation hearing

Washington Examiner

HHS nominee to face questions on drug prices and Obamacare during confirmation hearing.

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Cross-sector collaborations improve care

Modern Healthcare

Healthcare providers that form partnerships with a wide range of organizations within and outside of the industry could prevent unnecessary utilization and better control costs, according to a new study.

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Changes to Medicaid could accelerate hospital closures

Modern Healthcare

The future of Medicaid was among the most hotly contested healthcare topics in 2017, and it looks like that’s unlikely to change in 2018 as states seek to change their programs and Congress is poised to take another shot at passing funding reforms.

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New owner of troubled Syracuse nursing home gives staff $1.5M in pay raises

Syracuse Post Standard

One of the first things Edward Farbenblum did after buying the troubled James Square nursing home in Syracuse was hand out $1.5 million in pay raises to the facility’s nurses and certified nurse aides.

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