Chiropractor defrauded insurers of $89K; Conn. tries workaround to federal exchange glitches;

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> A chiropractor in New Jersey pleads guilty to defrauding insurers of more than $89,000 by submitting false documentation to the companies, reported the Jersey Journal. Article

> Connecticut is trying to work around glitches in federal exchange by accepting bids from outside contractors that can verify consumers' identities, which has caused the federal marketplace to malfunction recently, the Hartford Courant reported. Article

> Humana named Steven McCulley, its current vice president, controller and principal accounting officer, as interim chief financial officer beginning Jan. 1 when current CFO James Bloem is retiring, reported Business First. Article

Health Provider News:

> Retail-based clinics can help reduce costs when nurse practitioners are allowed to practice and prescribe independently, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs. Article

Health IT News:

> Modifying the software list of lab tests for a particular condition can affect the number and relevance of those ordered, according to research from the University of Missouri. Article

> Patients in one hospital's intensive care units had slightly higher mortality rates and stayed slightly longer in the ICU after the hospital started using telemedicine monitoring tools. Article

And Finally... Let them eat bacon. Article