NJ court finds in favor of flu shot-refusing nurse; Registration open for CMS portal;

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> A New Jersey court found in favor of a nurse who was denied unemployment benefits for refusing a flu shot, according to HNGN. Article

> Registration is now open for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Enterprise Portal, which allows physicians and teaching hospital representatives to review information about them submitted by manufacturers and group purchasing interactions, according to Medscape. Article

Health Payer News

> Pennsylvania's largest health insurer, Highmark, recently notified nearly 3,700 Medicare Advantage members that some of their personal and medical information had been leaked without authorization, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  Article

> As technology's role in the health insurance industry grows, payers plan to move on to their next IT challenge: measuring value, InformationWeek reported. Article

> Premiums grew by 10 percent or more each year during the pre-Affordable Care Act period of 2008 through 2010, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. In 2008, premiums increased by 9.9 percent, followed by 10.8 percent in 2009 and 11.7 percent in 2010. Article

And Finally… Cartwheel ban. Article