Bill would raise reform law's age rating; Nonprofit groups want insurers to cover PET scans;

News From Around the Web

> Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) has introduced a bill that would allow insurers to charge older members five times more than younger members, which the reform law decreased to a 3:1 age band, reported The Hill's Healthwatch. Article

> The Alzheimer's Association and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are urging insurers to cover positron emission tomography (PET) scans to help doctors' early detection of Alzheimer's disease, Live Insurance News reported. Article

Provider News

> Hospitals increasingly are offering new facilities for pregnant women, including birthing centers with luxury amenities that are modeled after hotels and with input from patients. Article

> Providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, should become more mindful in an attempt to combat high stress and burnout inherent in their jobs. Article

Health IT News

> Data transfer between health IT systems often has multiple shortcomings, including patient safety risks, systems that don't function as intended, poor system configurations, inaccurate data entry in patient records and data entry in the wrong patient records. Article

> Budget and time constraints are forcing the federal government to end plans for a new joint electronic health record system for troops and military veterans. Article

And Finally… Eat well, sleep well. Article

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