Good morning, Nashville. The Government Accountability Office in Washington is zeroing in on Nashville as one of the 72 cities nationwide that may be getting “overserved” by the Medicare program. That means that they’re seeing some indications that our medical professionals may be performing more services than necessary to reap the payouts from the federal government while not necessarily being efficient about it. This is one of the things that proponents of healthcare reform are hoping is addressed in the coming months.
- Bumpkins. If the rain was good for nothing else, it at least ensured that there will be no pumpkin shortage this year. Get ‘em while they’re hot!
- More money matters. The Tennessean has uncovered some financial records showing that Metro Nashville Public Schools officials have been finding some creative ways to spend the district’s money.
- Bits & pieces. The West End butt-grabber has been caught … Folks in Spring Hill are wondering what they’ll do once the GM plant finally closes down … More complications in the TVA ash spill cleanup … Our Titans lost again but our Preds did not … The kidnapped newborn was found safe and sound in Alabama.
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