Moody's warns of provider consolidation risk; Massive number of veterans' eBenefits applications incomplete, set to expire;

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> An analyst at Moody's Investors Service warns that providers might use mergers and acquisitions to gain enough market share to threaten insurers' ability to operate, LifeHealthPro reported. Article

> Technology has disrupted the traditional physician-visit model upon which health insurance is based. Progress has been slow for insurers looking to adapt to the changes, Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation, wrote in the Hawaii Reporter. Article

> A federal judge ordered some Idaho healthcare companies to release hundreds of documents and witness statements previously kept from the press and the public, including physician pay and negotiations between Idaho health insurers and Idaho hospitals, reported The Idaho Statesman. Article

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> Most veterans who started their disability claims through the Web portal eBenefits failed to complete them--and thousands of incomplete applications are due to expire this month, reports Nextgov. Article

> Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page said in conversation with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla that the tech giant will not likely become a healthcare company. Article

And Finally... So, we're gonna need that crown back. Article