Lawmakers want to prevent more Medicare Advantage funding cuts; Lawsuit claims Aetna gave misleading proxy statements;

News Around the Web:

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan calculates whether consumers are eligible for subsidies through text messages, reported CBS Detroit. Article

> Lawmakers send letter to Reps. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), urging them not to implement any more cuts to Medicare Advantage. Letter (.pdf)

> A new lawsuit accuses Aetna of sending its shareholders false and misleading proxy statements, according to a statement from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which initiated the suit. Statement

Health Provider News:

> One London hospital is promoting mediation as a tension management tool, using it to resolve conflicts between patients' family members and clinicians. Article

> Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, has improved the efficiency of its emergency department by taking inspiration from an unlikely model: the assembly line. Article

Health IT News:

> The Medical Group Management Association is urging the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to conduct full end-to-end testing of ICD-10 to prevent cash-flow problems for physician practices. Article

> Two studies recently published out of northern Canada and Taiwan indicate telehealth is an effective tool in self-management of chronic disease, including diabetes. Article

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