Arizona extends canceled plans through 2015; North Dakota Blues hasn't offered severance to fired CEO;

News From Around the Web:

> Arizona insurance officials have decided to provide extra time for state residents who had health plans canceled under the Affordable Care Act, reported the Arizona Daily Star. Health plans that would have been canceled by the end of this year now can last through 2015. Article

> When Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota fired its CEO Paul von Ebers last week, the insurer didn't provide a severance payout, Prairie Business reported. Article

> America's Health Insurance Plans is filling its recently vacated spokesman position with Brendan Buck, who served as spokesman for Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), reported The Washington Post. Article

Health Provider News:

> One nurse caring for more than eight adult patients may lead to inadequate care, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's draft guidance issued out of the U.K. Article

> Providers must continue to accurately measure patient satisfaction, due to the "deep chasm" between patient and physician perceptions of care quality. Article

Health IT News:

> Within two decades, Google might dominate the medical technology industry as the company currently spends $8 billion a year on research. Article

> Most patients who received neurologic follow-up care via video telehealth technologies were "highly satisfied" with the results, according to new research. Article

And Finally... We can tell if you're faking it. Article