Michigan CO-OP to sell plans on exchange; Mississippi Blues cutting provider reimbursement rates;

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> A new health insurance cooperative, Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan, will sell health plans on the state's health insurance exchange, reported Live Insurance News. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi is cutting its provider reimbursement rates, primarily for radiology and pathology doctors, WDAM reported. Article

Health Provider News

> A new study suggests that cutting Medicare spending doesn't lead to cost-shifting over to private payer patients. Article

> President Obama is "110 percent committed" to the health reform law, pushing its benefits and urging consumers to ignore critics who distort the truth about the legislation. Article

Health IT News

> Achieving improvements in care quality and cost necessary for accountable care organizations requires collection and analysis of patient data across the care continuum and pinpointing ways to improve. Article

> The use of Apple iPads for certain tasks in an internal medicine residency program fell short of initial high expectations, although users reported overall satisfaction with the tools, according to a new study. Article

And Finally... Brush your teeth and … get your caffeine dose? Article