Nearly half of consumers don't think exchanges are working; AHIP wants to delay health insurance tax;

News From Around the Web:

> Connecticut allocated about $9 million to help identify and prevent mental health issues, including a new behavioral health claims toolkit that helps families navigate insurance reimbursement and preauthorization for mental health services, reported the Monroe Patch. Article

> About 29 percent of consumers think the health insurance exchanges are working very or fairly well, while 46 percent think they're not working, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. Survey

> America's Health Insurance Plans will urge lawmakers to delay the new health law insurance tax by two years, so the fees would start in 2016 instead of 2014, CQ HealthBeat reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> Now that health insurance exchanges are open for business, office-based physicians, particularly in primary care, aren't sure how the full rollout of the marketplaces will affect their practices. Article

> Fraud prevention in healthcare is well worth the investment, as the federal government recovers much more than it spends. In fact, the False Claims Act returned $20 for every $1 invested in healthcare fraud cases, according to a new report from the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund. Article

Health IT News:

> The personal health information of 729,000 patients was put in jeopardy when thieves stole two laptops from an administration building of California-based AHMC Healthcare. Article

> The health IT market in North America is forecasted to hit $31.3 billion by 2017, up 7.4 percent per year from $21.9 billion in 2012, according to a market report from Dallas-based MarketsandMarkets. Article

And Finally... Kevin Bacon is on the lamb, sort of. Article

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