Kansas Health Information Network delays launch; CMS working to improve usability for Medicare Plan Finder;

> The Kansas Health Information Network, which was scheduled to go live this week, now won't do so until at least July 16, according to the Kansas Health Institute. KHIN chief executive Laura McCrary says that the first hospitals scheduled to connect are still testing their interfaces. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is working to improve the usability of its Medicare Plan Finder website for seniors, according to an announcement posted in the Federal Register. CMS plans to test a "quick links" homepage to cut down on steps users must take to access plan information, and "enhanced data display" that will make information less overwhelming for users. Post

> Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week that will expand telemedicine in his state, Crain's Detroit Business reports. A pair of bills--Public Acts 214 and 214 of 2012--will expand private coverage of such services by prohibiting insurers from making face-to-face contact between providers and patients mandatory for billing. Article

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