Registration to ONC annual meeting open; Interactive map on healthcare prices shows massive variation;

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> Registration for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's 2016 annual meeting is now open. The meeting will be held in the District of Columbia May 31-June 2. It has been extended to three days to devote an entire day to focus on enabling consumers to become partners in their health through access to their health information and technology. Website

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> Many hospitals participating in the 340B discount drug program are not giving their patients enough information about charity care, according to a new report published by the Berkeley Research Group. Article

> An interactive map describing the cost of common medical procedures in each state shows a huge variation in what patients pay depending on where they live. The map, launched by the healthcare shopping service Vitals, contains data on five different procedures: CT scans, colonoscopies, lipid panels, upper GI exams and hernia repairs. Article

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> Though insurers received larger-than-predicted payouts from the reinsurance program in 2014, they still lost more than $2.2 billion on Affordable Care Act exchange plans that year, according to a new report from George Mason University's Mercatus Center. Article    

> California lawmakers' plan to ask federal health officials to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health plans on the state exchange could not only set a national precedent, but also create a "combustible" political reaction. Article

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