Nevada insurers must offer exchange plans all year; Treasury doesn't know if it can delay individual mandate;

News From Around the Web:

> Under Nevada law, any insurer selling individual plans off the health insurance exchange must also make those plans available beyond the exchange enrollment period, though insurers can implement a 90-day waiting period before coverage takes effect, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> A U.S. Department of the Treasury official testified before a House committee Tuesday that the agency hasn't determined whether it can legally postpone the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, reported The Hill's Healthwatch. Article

> Kaiser Permanente and several of Portland's largest healthcare systems are coordinating to provide consumers with easier access to their health information, according to the Portland Business Journal. Article

Health Provider News:

> Hospital violence against nurses prompts calls for increased education and planning, particularly after recent assaults on two New York-area nurses. Article

> Connecticut hospitals are training more than 10,000 employees in high-reliability strategies to help reduce statewide medical errors and improve patient safety and experience. Article

Health IT News:

> As the use of electronic clinical data in care delivery increases, so, too, will carefully considered collaborations by academic institutions and health industry players. Article

> To help ensure telemedicine reaches its full potential, payment procedures must be figured out and more doctors and hospitals must be persuaded to offer the service. Article

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