ACS takes over Medi-Cal's claims processing; New cardiac pacemaker runs on heartbeat vibrations;

> Claims processing for California's Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, now will be handled by Xerox company ACS, the company announced this week. Medi-Cal, the nation's largest Medicare program, currently serves roughly 7.5 million people. Announcement

> Engineers at the University of Michigan have designed a new cardiac pacemaker that uses vibrations from heartbeats to power the device, according to a recent announcement from the school. Such a device, according to researchers, could save patients from having to undergo multiple surgeries for battery replacements. Announcement

> According to a recent commentary by FiercePracticeManagement's Deb Beaulieu, Internet-savvy patients need guidance just as much as their physician counterparts. "You can't (nor should you, generally speaking) stop your patients from turning to the web to investigate and discuss medical concerns," she says, "but you can play a role in teaching them how to do so effectively and safely." Commentary

And Finally... That's a lot of Michelangelos in one location. Article

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