Health reform law could impact policies sold outside exchanges; Highmark and former CEO Ken Melani disagree on severence pay;

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> The health reform law could impact many rules covering policies that aren't sold through health insurance exchanges, including underwriting rules, as well as state laws covering rating rules and solvency, reported LifeHealthPro. Article

> Highmark and its former CEO Ken Melani can't agree on his severance package. He received a $3.9 million pay package in 2012, but his termination-related severance is currently being arbitrated, Insurance & Financial Advisor reported. Article

Health Provider News

> Assessing late preterm and early term infants for risk of jaundice or feeding problems could reduce the number of babies readmitted within four weeks, a study published in the journal Pediatrics finds. Article

> Walgreens' Take Care Clinics will begin offering assessment, treatment and management for chronic conditions and will offer additional preventive health services. Article

> A new study from the Urban Institute examines projected state-by-state spending burdens under the reform law's Medicaid expansion and shows a wide variation in who pays what. Article

Health IT News

> Electronic media-based health interventions can actually promote health behavior change among young patients, a new study found. Article

> Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic are among the most admired healthcare institutions for making IT a competitive advantage. Article

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