Insurers cautious about genetic test coverage; ACOs not just for large practices;

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> Genetics experts caution that the hype around genetics tests has exceeded science. Insurers typically only cover tests if there's strong scientific evidence that they can benefit patients, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> Pittsburgh-based Highmark has enrolled about 10,000 Pennsylvanians in plans offered through the federal marketplace as of Dec. 9, the Allentown Morning Call reported. Article

> The Hawaii Insurance Division on Tuesday released a premium sheet for individuals and small businesses to use when comparing 2014 Affordable Care Act plans to their existing 2013 plans. Statement

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> While large organizations have reported the most success in forming accountable care organizations, a handful of small family practices in Nebraska are confident that they won't just benefit financially from their ACOs, but will gain more satisfaction in the way they practice as well. Article

> A new position paper by the American College of Physicians, published in this week's Annals of Internal Medicine, provides recommendations to help physicians prescribe appropriately and reduce the risks of medication addiction and misuse. Article

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