Sebelius urges HealthCare.gov investigation; USDA announces $50M mental health investment goal;

News From Around the Web

> HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has called for the inspector general to review the development of the troubled HealthCare.gov website, according to an HHS blog post. Article

> U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the agency will invest $50 million to increase access to mental healthcare in rural areas, UPI reports. Article

> UHC will coordinate a three-year Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contract awarded to the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to develop a program aimed at cutting the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in hospitals, News-Medical reports. Article

Practice Management News

> While large organizations, such as WESTMED Medical Group in New York have reported the most success in forming accountable care organizations, a handful of small family practices in Nebraska are confident that they won't just benefit financially from their ACOs, but will gain more satisfaction in the way they practice as well. Article

> More than 15 percent of physician practice patients are "not very likely" to recommend their practice or physicians to others, thus putting them at "high risk" for taking their healthcare needs elsewhere, according to an analysis from Press Ganey. Article

And finally… Checkmouse. Article

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