Contraceptive mandate decision to come this week; Feds hire UnitedHealth exec to supervise exchange;

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> The U.S. Supreme Court will issue rulings sometime this week to determine the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage requirement, MedPage Today reported. Article

> The Obama administration hired a top executive from the UnitedHealth Group, Andrew M. Slavitt, to supervise the federal exchange as principal deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, The New York Times reported. He also will coordinate the operations of the exchange, Medicare and Medicaid. Article

> Vermont is looking to hire an analyst to help design its single-payer healthcare system, the Associated Press reported. Potential bidders include consultants from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Rand Corporation. Article

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> Despite the refusal of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide full coverage of amyloid PET imaging, radiopharmaceutical companies continue research efforts in the field of Alzheimer's disease and other disorders like Parkinson's disease, according to DOTmed News. Article

> Electronic health records may be used to capture a broad range of information--including clinical notes, lab test results, diagnostic studies, and demographic data--but according to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, much of this data can be difficult to review and access efficiently. Article

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