Negative ACA ads outnumber positive ones; Medicare reversed hep C treatment denial;

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> Television ads attacking the Affordable Care Act have outnumbered positive ads by 15 to 1 since 2010, according to media tracker Kantar Media CMAG, The Hill reported. Article

> UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania offers new text-messaging services that deliver personalized messages to help Medicaid customers follow recommended preventive care guidelines, take medications, attend medical appointments, and track weight and exercise goals, UnitedHealthcare announced. Announcement

> Medicare officials reversed WellCare's denial of the costly hepatitis C treatments--a policy change that will affect many baby boomers waiting to recieve the new drugs, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Implementation of an annual low dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening program for Medicare recipients who are at the highest risk for disease would detect at least 54,900 additional cancers and cost Medicare $9.3 billion over five years, new research shows. Article

> The Joint Commission has postponed the 2014 implementation of revised diagnostic imaging requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory care organizations. Article

And Finally... Anti-potty mouth law. Article