Connecticut exchange attracts mostly older consumers; California drops provider directory from exchange;

News From Around the Web:

> The Connecticut health insurance exchange so far has attracted older consumers, the Connecticut Mirror reported. Of the almost 3,900 people who signed up on the marketplace, a majority are older than 55. Article

> California has removed the provider directory from the state-run health insurance exchange because of problems with the information, including mislabeling doctors' specialties and languages spoken, reported the Los Angeles Times. Article

Health Provider News:

> As the healthcare industry aims to shift away from a fee-for-service payment model, real payment reform must retain some elements of fee for service, such as the accounting system that helps payers divide risk-adjusted capitation payments, according to a health policy expert. Article

> More than 5 million people will fall into the so-called "Medicaid gap" by earning too much to be eligible for Medicaid benefits and too little to obtain subsidies on the health insurance exchange, a Kaiser Family Foundation report found. Article

Health IT News:

> Doctors shouldn't feel threatened by the rising use of technology in healthcare because it can actually work as a clinical decision support tool and won't likely replace most of doctors' jobs. Article

> American Well is launching a new mobile-based telehealth service that allows consumers to connect with a physician using their iPad, iPhone or Android smartphones and tablets. Article

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