Almost 70,000 people use special enrollment period; BCBS of Michigan teams with University of Michigan to improve ER outcomes;

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> More than 68,000 uninsured tax filers have taken advantage of the Tax Season Special Enrollment Period through the federally facilitated marketplace to enroll in coverage for the rest of 2015, according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Announcement

> Humana At Home has acquired Your Home Advantage, a leader in nurse practitioner house in-home visits, for an undisclosed fee in an effort to improve Humana's home-based services and enhance customer engagement, Market Watch reported. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan Health System have partnered with emergency physicians across the state to develop best practices and improve outcomes in emergency departments, according to an announcement form the U of M Health System. Announcement

Practice Management News

> Sincerity, mutual respect and direct, honest communication are key for providing great customer experience. Article

> Both primary care physicians (PCP) and specialists have enjoyed modest compensation increases over the past few years. In particular, the average compensation for specialists is $284,000, with PCPs earning $195,000. Article

And finally… Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty human! Article