Aetna sold policies without go-ahead from North Carolina Department of Insurance; Covered California saw increase of Latinos, African American subsidized enrollees;

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> Aetna sold policies to several hundred North Carolina residents without receiving approval from the state's Department of Insurance, News Observer reported. The department is determining whether the insurer should be fine or penalized. Article

> A new report from the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) investigated Twitter's role as a "real-time barometer of public sentiment on the [Affordable Care Act]." JMIR found that a .10 percent increase in the sentiment score was associated with an 8.7 percent increase in enrollment. Abstract

> Covered California experienced an increase of Latinos and African Americans who enrolled in subsidized coverage through the state's marketplace, according to Kaiser Health News. Latinos make up about 37 percent of subsidized enrollees, while African Americans make up about 4 percent. Article

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> Medicare's new chronic care management program offers practices of all specialties a major opportunity to reap revenue from services they've thus far provided for free. With 1,000 qualified patients, a practice could earn an additional $511,200 per year. Article

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> Patient engagement through a remote behavioral health intervention following a cardiovascular event has the ability to reduce hospital admissions and length of hospital stays. Article

And finally … If you can't take the heat, then don't lean over a steaming plate of fajitas. Article