Strict enforcement of individual mandate not likely; California residents struggle to determine in-network docs;

News From Around the Web:

> The IRS won't likely take a strict enforcement approach to the healthcare reform law's individual mandate provision, Roll Call reported. Article

> California residents continue to have a hard time determining which doctors and hospitals are included within networks of plans sold on the state's health insurance exchange, reported the San Francisco Business Times. Article

> South Dakota lawmakers rejected a proposal to expand Medicaid in the state. The vote was along party lines, reported the Argus Leader. Article

Health Provider News:

> Inpatient volumes continue to decline, partly because of the shift to care in outpatient settings like retail clinics. Article

> Limits to the number of hours residents can work in a shift have made no difference in patient safety outcomes, according to research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Article

Health IT News:

> Healthcare organizations are working to improve interoperability--and know it is vital to their survival and growth in the evolving healthcare market, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report. Article

> A new HIMSS leadership survey shows providers are ready for various federal mandates, but say lack of financial support is the biggest hurdle to IT implementation. Article

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