California approves model contract for insurers selling on exchange; Humana to hire 500 telemarketers;

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> California has approved a model contract for insurers selling health plans on its state-run health insurance exchange. Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee admitted the model contract isn't perfect and said the agency expects to make changes over time, reported the Sacramento Business Journal. Article

> Humana is hiring 500 people nationwide to work in telesales position as part of its direct marketing workforce, the Phoenix Business Journal reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> President Barack Obama is meeting with women to promote new benefits under the reform law, including mammograms and cancer screenings. Article

> Primary care physicians generate more revenue for their hospitals than specialists--$1.57 million versus $1.42 million, respectively. Article

Health IT News:

> The White House unveiled on Thursday a new federal open data policy that requires all federal government agencies to make information resources easily accessible. Article

> Daily text messages asking pediatric asthma patients about their symptoms and providing knowledge about their condition can lead to improved health outcomes, a new study has found. Article

And Finally… Graying is good. Article

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