Time has come to build bridge between insurers and providers; Study finds 'no evidence' that EHR adoption leads to upcoding;

News From Around the Web

> The CEOs of more than 20 companies, including Humana, CVS Caremark and Kaiser Permanente, are taking an active and visible role in an American Heart Association initiative to prevent "preventable and behavior-oriented" health risks, according to The Wall Street Journal. Blog Post

> Consumers have submitted more than 1,800 complaints about the California health insurance exchange to state regulators through June 8. They complained about absent identification cards and enrollment packets and inaccurate provider lists, among other grievances, the Sacramento Bee reported. Article

> Now is the time for insurers to work with physicians for low-cost, high-quality care, UnitedHealthcare Regional Vice President of Medicare and Retirement in Tennessee Charles Russo told The Tennessean. "I've found that if you make life easier on the physician side, they will be more apt to work with you," he said. Interview

Health IT News

> Hospitals do not use their electronic health records to upcode in order to obtain higher reimbursement from Medicare, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Article

> While electronic health record adoption by federally qualified health centers has increased "significantly" and known disparity gaps have narrowed, new disparities have arisen, according to a new article in Health Affairs. Article

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