43% of uninsured consumers don't know about individual mandate; Centene can continue exit from Kentucky Medicaid program;

News From Around the Web:

> A new Gallup survey shows 43 percent of uninsured Americans don't know they will be required to buy health insurance coverage next year or pay a penalty. Survey

> Centene's subsidiary, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan,can continue with its withdrawal from the Kentucky Medicaid program after a Kentucky Court of Appeals denied the state's motion for a injunction to keep the insurer administering the program, the St. Louis Business Journal reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said nine of the 32 Pioneer accountable care organizations may walk away from the experiment. Article

> Emergency departments negatively affect older patients whose complex conditions worsen after their visits. Article

Health IT News:

> In a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 16 Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the data services hub that will connect state health insurance exchanges with federal agencies. Article

> A California hospital reduced readmissions by 25 percent by using predictive analytics and videoconferencing with nursing home staff who care for the most high-risk patients. Article

And Finally... Always finding patterns? You might have this. Article


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