Maryland may owe millions for misallocating exchange funds; BCBSTX-Christus Health contract to expire April 1;

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> A federal audit issued Friday by Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General found that Maryland's state-run exchange waited too long to update its enrollment projections and numbers with federal grant providers, which may cost the state $28.4 million. Audit (.pdf)

> The existing contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Christus Health will expire April 1 if the two entities cannot agree on terms, reported Beaumont Enterprise. The result could entail higher healthcare costs for about 61,000 policyholders. Article

> Colleges and universities nationwide are getting out of the health insurance business, reported the Associated Press. The main driving force behind this decision is the Affordable Care Act provision that prevents students from using premium tax subsidies to purchase coverage from their school. Article

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> Experts agree: Meeting with your employees regularly is crucial for practice success. Advice for keeping these gatherings streamlined and productive abounds as well, but a well-planned agenda alone doesn't leverage meetings' maximum potential. Article

> A Medicare waiver program in Maryland reduced readmissions by 4 percent at 67 hospitals last year, preventing as many as 5,000 readmissions, according to the Maryland Hospital Association. Article

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