Federal high-risk program may get extension; NJ insurers could get standardized EOB form;

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> The federal high-risk insurance program still has more than 22,000 enrollees, meaning the Obama administration will likely have to extend the program past its March 31 end date, reported The Wall Street Journal. Article

> The Tennessee House voted Thursday to prohibit schools from distributing any Affordable Care Act information, according to the McClatchy-Tribune. Article

> All New Jersey health insurers would have to use a standard written explanation of benefits form under legislation approved by an Assembly Committee. Statement

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> Satisfaction with health information exchange solutions has dropped an average of 8 percent since last year, as provider demands have outpaced vendor delivery, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research. Article

> Twenty-four members of the House of Representatives have asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to leverage the development of Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program to reduce and potentially eliminate health disparities. Article

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