Exchanges have enrolled 3 million; DoD, VA to use scanning technology to speed disability claims;

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> Health insurance exchange enrollment has reached nearly 3.3 million people as of Feb. 1, with 1.4 million in state-based marketplaces and 1.9 million in the federally-facilitated marketplace, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday. Announcement

> The New York State Department of Health improperly claimed Medicaid fee-for-service reimbursement for inpatient hospital services on behalf of beneficiaries for whom separate Medicaid managed care payments were made under a different Medicaid identification number, leading to about $23.4 million in overpayments. Report

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has expanded its value-based hospital reimbursement model by reaching agreements with 24 hospitals, insurer announced Tuesday. Announcement

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> ICD-10 implementation costs will be more expensive--in some cases more than three times previous cost estimates--for physician practices, according to updated research published Wednesday by the American Medical Association. Article

> The U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have created a technology to help the latter expedite disability claims decisions and reduce the backlog of pending claims, according to the American Forces Press Service. Article

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