Feds seek documents from Noridian Healthcare Solutions; Hospital leaders must promote etiquette-based medicine;

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> After Maryland's disastrous first open enrollment period, which resulted in the state firing Noridian Healthcare Solutions, federal auditors requested the company release documents as part of a full-blown investigation, reports the Washington Post. Article

> Two U.S. representatives., Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services why a March 2012 deadline for an ACA provision that requires nursing homes to report staffing data has yet to be implemented, according to The Hill. Article

> Texas-based Mega Life and Health Insurance Company will stop offering health benefits in Maine for 2015. The insurer notified about 7,000 consumers that their current plan will be discontinued, reports the Portland Press Herald. Article

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> As disruptive behavior among physicians increases, hospital leaders must encourage physicians to practice etiquette-based medicine and promote a sense of empathy and compassion among staff. Article

> The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General yesterday released a summary and its full report on potential obstruction of justice within the Phoenix VA. Article

And finally … In the world of lobsters, blue is the new red. Article