Medicare house calls; Breach bug

> Medicare Advantage plans take note: Washington Hospital Center's Medical House Call Program has seen roughly a two-thirds reduction in expected hospitalizations among its frail elderly patients. Will a new Medicare pilot program prove just as successful? FiercePracticeManagement

> The "breach bug" has now hit UnitedHealth Group. The health insurer has notified 1,097 members of a Deere & Co. employee benefit plan that it sent their 2009 claims summary statements to the wrong people, reports the Quad City Business Journal. Article

> Health insurer Univera Healthcare in Buffalo, N.Y., reports that upstate New Yorkers could avoid more than 2 million adverse drug events if the region's physicians start using e-prescribing systems. Report

And Finally ... Not the reaction I'd expect from someone who really needs a hug. Article

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