More than half of public support employer mandate delay; Michigan Blues expands medical home program;

News From Around the Web:

> A new public opinion poll shows 51 percent of respondents said they support the Obama administration's decision to postpone the employer mandate, while 45 percent opposed the delay, reported The Hill's Healthwatch. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is expanding its patient-centered medical home program to include specialist providers and hospitals, MiBiz reported. Article

> Hobby Lobby has won a temporary exemption from complying with the reform law's requirement that it provide employees with insurance coverage for contraceptives, including birth control pills, according to Reuters. Article

Health Provider News:

> Emergency room visits for dizziness or vertigo cost more than $4 billion annually, according to a 15-year review published in the Academic Emergency Medicine. Article

> Team-based care substantially increases the odds that seniors will receive recommended care, shows a new study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. Article

Health IT News:

> Doctors find implementing reform-related technology changes to be difficult, with 91 percent of respondents citing managing shifting reimbursement models with payers as the biggest business challenge they face. Article

> Medical Group Management Association President and CEO Susan Turney is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to conduct ICD-10 testing with external trading partners like physician practices. Article

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