Late exchange sign-ups bring uptick of young adults; Researchers see sudden drop in nuclear MPI testing at Kaiser Permanente Northern California;

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> The flood of late sign-ups that helped bring exchange enrollment to 6 million people also brought insurers an uptick of younger enrollees, reported The Wall Street Journal. Article

> Fewer than half of Mississippi's primary care physicians were willing to see new Medicaid patients, although three-fourths of the time new patients with private insurance got appointments, The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported. Article

> A federal rule requires insurers to cover children who signed up within 30 days of birth retroactively to day one, but parents' failure to notify insurers in a timely fashion could lead to an uninsured-child penalty under the Affordable Care, according to The Wall Street Journal. Article

Medical Imaging News

> While the number of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) exams performed among members of the Northern California Kaiser Permanente health plan increased substantially during the first six years of the 2000s, those numbers fell just as precipitously over the next five years, according to newly published research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

> Radiology practices can and should follow several strategies to help with the transition from a volume- to value-based imaging environment as envisioned in American College of Radiology's Imaging 3.0 campaign, according to Geraldine McGinty, M.D., chair of ACR's commission on economics. Article

And Finally... For Canadians, it's Bieber or no Taco Bell breakfast. Article