Home blood pressure monitoring; Self-funded plans to grow

> A study conducted by Kaiser Permanente Colorado found that a home-based monitoring system can help patients significantly reduce their blood pressure, reports the Wall Street Journal Health Blog. Article

> An Independence Holding Company executive believes that self-funded employer health plans should see growing demand by 2014 among employers seeking wellness and disease management gains, reports Life and Health National Underwriter. Article

> Health insurers need to gear up their customer service operations and other infrastructure to address ongoing consumer questions about health reform, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. Article

> The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will impose intermediate sanctions and a civil monetary penalty on the Tampa, Fla.-based Medicare Advantage plan, Quality Health Plan. Press release


And Finally ... I wonder if she got a do-it-yourself discount from the hospital. Article

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