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> A federal judge has blocked Gov. Phil Bryant's attempt to force Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi to reinstate 10 hospitals owned by Health Management Associates, the Clarion Legder reported. Article

> Regence BlueCross BlueShield is getting push back from medical associations on its new policy requiring members to obtain pre-approval for acupuncture, massage therapy and chiropractic care, according to the Portland Business Journal. Article

> Gov. Jerry Brown's signature means California insurers must follow the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Standard model law, according to Best's News Service. Article

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> Before beginning the arduous and costly process of becoming certified by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a patient-centered medical home, it makes sense to do a cost-benefit analysis. Article

> Increasingly, large institutions, such as the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as well as various professional organizations, are adopting formal guidelines to help employees realize the benefits of social media with fewer of the risks. Article

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