Enrollment in the Massachusetts exchange reaches record high; Highmark to offer self-insurance plans to small employers;

News From Around the Web:

> Enrollment in the Massachusetts health insurance exchange has reached a record high of more than 206,000 people. Since state officials changed eligibility rules last year, enrollment in the online marketplace has sharply and steadily grown, reported Business Insurance. Article

> Highmark plans to offer self-insurance plans for small businesses so they can completely cover their employees' healthcare costs, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> Safety-net hospitals, especially those with significant physician-training programs, are poised to take a major hit from new payment models that penalize hospitals for readmissions, a new study suggests. Article

> Quality and patient satisfaction metrics are affecting a small but increasing proportion of doctors' pay. Article

Health IT News:

> A social media push increased the number of people who registered as organ donors 21-fold in a single day. Article

> Urbanites are twice as likely as those in rural areas to take part in telemedicine, though participation rates for both remain low, according to a new report. Article

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