HHS conditionally approves Mississippi's small business exchange; Humana accidentally sends cancellation letters;

News From Around the Web:

> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services gave Mississippi conditional approval to create a health insurance exchange for small businesses. The approval requires Mississippi to develop the online marketplace in compliance with the reform law, reported the Associated Press. Article

> Humana mistakenly sent cancellation letters to about 3,400 members in Colorado. The letters said those members had to renew their Humana plan by the end of September or their coverage would be cancelled, the Colorado Springs Business Journal reported. Article

> Although Regence BlueShield of Washington said its president, Jonathan Hensley, voluntarily chose to leave the company, some execs allege Hensley was ousted after an altercation with Jared Short, president of the insurer's parent company, Regence Insurance Holding Corporation, according to The Lund Report. Article

Health Provider News:

> When intensive care units are busy, they still discharge patients at a faster rate without any detrimental effects to patient outcomes, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Article

> Americans aren't in favor of the government shutting down so politicians can try to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a national poll. Article

Health IT News:

> BabyCenter.com, a website owned by Johnson & Johnson that offers a free mobile pregnancy app, is being investigated by the Senate Commerce Committee over privacy concerns. Article

> Secure cloud collaboration can help solve interoperability issues as it links mHealth and other applications among healthcare providers. Article

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