NH insurance department to hear complaints about Anthem's narrow network; Medicaid expansion means more HIV awareness;

News From Around the Web:

> New Hampshire's insurance department has scheduled a hearing about how Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is excluding a certain hospital from its network, reported the Associated Press. Article

> The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear preliminary appeals from Roman Catholic groups that want an exemption from complying with the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate, Reuters reported. Article

> With 25 states now expanding Medicaid, more than 500,000 additional people will get tested for HIV and the awareness of the disease will increase, a study published in Health Affairs shows. Blog post

Health Provider News:

> Higher numbers of doctors and nurses in the intensive care unit could increase survival rates of high-risk patients, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies. Article

> Hospital reputations play an outsized role in both quality assessments and day-to-day operations, including when organizations negotiate managed care contracts. Article

Health IT News:

> Everyone has a digital footprint as a patient, and when that data is aggregated with the digital footprints of others, it can be usable information, says FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board member David Harlow. Article

> Hospitals could boost quality care of care by investing in telemedicine technology in intensive care units. Article

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