Ousted WellCare CEO could earn $3M severence; Surgeon faked surgeries to defraud insurers;

News From Around the Web:

> Ousted WellCare CEO Alec Cunningham could receive more than $3 million in severance pay, reported the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Article

> A surgeon in New York allegedly faked thousands of surgeries and billed public and private insurers, often upcoding procedures to receive even higher reimbursements, for $5 million, ABC News reported. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana is raising premiums by 3.5 percent to help the insurer offset new federal fees under the reform law, according to KGVO. Article

Health Provider News:

> Lack of sleep among surgeons does not increase the risk of adverse patient outcomes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

> Nine hospital groups urged a special Congressional panel reviewing fiscal year 2014 budget recommendations to not make further cuts to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Article

Health IT News:

> The federal health insurance exchange, HealthCare.gov, could only handle 1,100 simultaneous users at once before it was launched, according to new documents released. Article

> Residents didn't attribute high value to the Apple iPad as a clinical rounding or educational tool, according to a study in the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine. Article

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