Docs must tell patients they can't have that test; Kaiser fined $4M for failing to provide mental health access;

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services redesigned a website to make it easier for patients to search for physicians and healthcare professionals, the agency announced today. With the redesign, the Physician Compare website will include more frequently updated information. Announcement

> With duplicative or unnecessary services accounting for 30 percent of care delivered in the United States, doctors must know how to tell patients they can't have a certain test or procedure, Medscape Today reported. Article

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> California officials have fined Kaiser Permanente $4 million for failing to provide access to mental health services for its members. Article

> Hoping to increase the testing and availability of healthcare innovations that can cut costs and improve outcomes, Highmark is helping fund an $11 million initiative with Carnegie Mellon University. Article

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