House Energy and Commerce Committee to hear Gov. Walker Medicaid coercion case; New Jersey to introduce price transparency bill;

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> Individuals who newly enrolled in Kansas's state-run exchange in the first quarter of 2014 were found to use preference-sensitive treatments at levels that exceeded expectations, suggesting higher demand for such services, according to a report from the Society of Actuaries. The total cost of care for such services is less than 3 percent. Report

> After Florida Gov. Scott Walker (R) sued the Obama administration last month alleging he was coerced into expanding Medicaid, the House Energy and Commerce Committee said it will hold a hearing this summer to look into this possible coercion, reported the Hill. Article

> New Jersey lawmakers plan to introduce a major healthcare reform bill today that will attempt to better regulate and bring price transparency to out-of-network charges, reported the New Jersey Business Journal, which said the bill also will limit the fees charged to insurers. Article

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> Physicians practicing in patient-centered medical homes still depend on non-health IT methods of coordinating care, and their use of electronic health records for supporting coordinated care were not aligned with their priorities, according to a new study from the Annals of Family Medicine. Article

> The Health IT Policy Committee workgroups agree with much, but not all of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' suggestions in its proposed rule implementing Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program. Article

And finally … Bros doing yoga. Or, rather, "broga." Article