ALSO NOTED: MD puts hold on med mal payouts to doctors; Indiana raising Medicaid payments; and much more...

> The state of Maryland's largest medical malpractice insurer wants to give a payout to doctors, but state officials are against it. Article

> Indiana is considering making nearly $60 million in extra payments to Medicaid physicians, the state's first reimbursement boost since 1994. Article

> Microsoft has launched a no-cost personal health record this week, with help from a variety of providers, trade groups and device makers. FierceHealthIT

> HHS is launching a pilot test of the National Health Information Network with nine local health information exchanges. FierceHealthIT

And Finally... Oh, OK, so it isn't there just to keep surgeons busy. Article