New King v. Burwell argument brings up Doctrine of Avoidance; Minnesotans may get to purchase other products on insurance exchange;

News From Around the Web

> New York's Department of Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky stated that every major insurer in the state's commercial market is working toward improving payment reform, noted the Associated Press. However, these pilot projects account for less than 15 percent of payments. Article

> The Supreme Court heard King v. Burwell March 4. The justices convened that Friday to discuss the decision and final ruling. We won't hear what they've decided until June, maybe even July. With lots of time to speculate, a new argument has surfaced, reported the Atlantic: The Doctrine of Avoidance, which comes into play when an ambiguous statement can be intrepreted two or more ways. Article

> Consumers who purchase plans on Minnesota's individual and small-group marketplace may get the option to purchase other products, such as long-term case insurance, mental health insurance, chronic condition programs and wellness programs, reported LifeHealthPro. Article

Provider News

> More providers are open to shared decision-making after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which provides incentives for the practice, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

> Increased demand, funding and resource shortages, and migration of services to other settings threaten hospitals' capacity to provide 24-hour care, according to a new report from the American Hospital Association. Article

And finally … This squirrel be jumpin', jumpin'. Video