HHS Secretary Burwell says 9.1M to buy plans through Healthcare.gov; Anthem in Maine, Eastern Maine Health Systems Beacon Health join up on ACO;

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> Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell projects that 9.1 million customers will purchase subsidized private coverage via Healthcare.gov this upcoming enrollment period, reports the Associated Press. That number is lower than the 13 million that the Congressional Budget Office had predicted originally. Article

> Under a new bill introduced by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) on Monday, an employer would not have to report his or her employees' personal information every month, reports The Hill. The bill would require employers to report the information only once a year as a way to protect individuals' personal information. Article

> Anthem in Maine and Eastern Maine Health Systems Beacon Health are teaming up to create the state's largest accountable care organization, which will provide healthcare at a lower cost and higher quality to nearly 40,000 Anthem members, MPBN News reports. Article

Health Provider News

> Participants in the Hospital Engagement Network initiative have made significant progress in reducing readmissions and patient harms, according to Hospitals & Health Networks. Article

> Medesto, California-based Memorial Medical Center invested $3.7 million to expand its emergency department to increase space for true emergency patients, while streamlining care for those with less serious illnesses, The Modesto Bee reported. Article

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