Tennessee Blues says 66K individual members need new plans; New Mexico Blues buys Lovelace Health Plan;

News From Around the Web:

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee is notifying about 66,000 of its members with individual plans that they must choose a new policy as a result of the reform law, reported The Tennessean. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico is buying Lovelace Health System's insurance plan, which has 108,000 members, for an undisclosed price. The deal includes a provider agreement that allows Blue Cross members to use Lovelace hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, the Albuquerque Business Journal reported. Article

> About 8,000 people in Washington were given incorrect information on the amount of federal subsidies they're eligible for when purchasing coverage on the health insurance exchange, the Seattle Times reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> Despite the rocky rollout of the health insurance exchanges, the reform law is working, slowing the cost of healthcare since the law's implementation in 2010, according to a Harvard University economics professor. Article

> Although Massachusetts was one of the first states to pass a price transparency law for consumers, a recent analysis of the legislation finds it isn't consumer friendly. Article

Health IT News:

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may be open to conducting external ICD-10 testing or is at least willing to revisit the issue. Article

> Adventist Health in California was able to leverage point-of-service collection platforms to increase its collection by $2.2 million--a 48 percent increase. Article

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