Horizon partners with existing ACO; Oklahoma lawmakers pass Medicaid expansion plan;

News From Around the Web:

> Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has partnered with an existing accountable care organization in New Jersey between Hackensack University Medical Center and Physician Hospital Alliance to improve medical care and clinical outcomes for more than 16,000 members, NJBiz reported. Article

> Oklahoma state senators narrowly passed a plan to allow the state to expand Medicaid using a private option. The bill now heads to the House, where it's expected to undergo major changes, reported the Associated Press. Article

> Illinois will likely reach its enrollment goals for the health insurance exchange by the end of the open enrollment period as almost 900 people sign up on a daily basis, Live Insurance News reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> Physician-hospital consolidation may hurt quality of care, because larger chains often don't understand community needs. Article

> The U.S. must learn more about value-based healthcare from global emerging markets and employ frugal innovation if the country and the industry wants to reduce the gross domestic product on healthcare. Article

Health IT News:

> Apps that promote reflection boost job satisfaction among hospital staff, according to the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a free online resource called "Road to 10" to help small practices make the transition to ICD-10. Article

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