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News From Around the Web

> Women saved more than $483 million on prescriptions for oral contraceptives last year due to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate, according to a new issue brief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Issue Brief (.pdf)

> Health insurance exchanges are trying to limit the use of traditional mail, which federal health officials say is impractical because automated systems or live humans need to interact with the consumers to ask follow-up questions, according to LifeHealthPro. Article

> New recommendations from Medicare Payment Advisory Commission urge the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow most specialists to participate in multiple accountable care organizations in the Shared Savings program. Recommendations (.pdf)

Medical Imaging News

> In an opinion article published last week, Renda Soylemez Wiener, M.D., of Boston University, wrote that despite the concerns expressed by MEDCAC, "there are reasons to believe that LDCT screening can be implemented safely and effectively" within the Medicare community. Article

> A radiology practice in Long Island has informed 97,000 patients of a data breach involving their personal information. Article

And Finally... Use your angry face to get what you want. Article