Shares of athenahealth dive following 'bubble stock' comments; UMass alerts 2,400 patients of potential data breach;

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> David Einhorn, founder and president of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, on Monday called Watertown, Massachusetts-based athenahealth a "bubble stock" and predicted that its shares--which had been up 46 percent this year and 275 percent over the last five years---could fall by 80 percent or more. The company's stock subsequently plummeted 12 percent on Tuesday morning, according to Forbes. Article

> UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts announced this week that it has alerted more than 2,400 patients that their data--including names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers--was possibly accessed inappropriately by a now-former employee, the Worcester Business Journal reported. The employee was found to have accessed and misused information for four patients between 2002 and March of this year. The breach was discovered on March 6. Article

Provider News

> Lawmakers praised the American Hospital Association membership Tuesday for supporting the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and committed to finding bipartisan solutions to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and two-midnight rule. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, told AHA members during the final plenary session of their annual meeting in the District of Columbia, that he recognizes the challenges hospitals and health systems face. Many of those obstacles are due to "needless" regulations that get in the way of hospitals' primary mission to provide quality care. Article

> Physician on-call pay, while increasingly common, isn't a guarantee, according to the Medical Group Management Association's latest compensation survey. Thirty-seven percent of the more than 2,500 providers surveyed reported that they received no extra pay for being on call, according to the MGMA's On-Call Survey: 2014 Report Based on 2013 Data. Article

Health Insurance News

> As hospitals accumulate more financial risk, the level of trust with insurers is key. However, hospital executives have little faith in health insurance companies, according to a 2014 ReviveHealth National Payer Survey. The survey, which included responses from 203 hospital and health system leaders between Jan. 21 and March 5, examined if hospitals had agreeable relationships with their insurers. Article

And Finally... This is what you call an insurance nightmare. Article

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