Two New York insurers form alliance; Anthem Blue Cross adds 3,800 doctors to exchange network;

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> Two New York insurers--Albany-based Capital District Physicians' Health Plan and Buffalo-based Independent Health Plan--are forming a strategic alliance that allows for innovative strategies, physician partnerships and more consumer-centered plans, while maintaining their independence, Healthcare Payer News reports. Article

> Anthem Blue Cross added 3,800 doctors and several major hospitals to its Covered California network, reports the San Francisco Business Times. Now UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles are available to the 425,000 Anthem Blue Cross enrollees. Article

> House lawmakers drafted a bill called "Bundling and Coordinating Post-Acute Care Act of 2014," which they say would save the Medicare program up to $100 billion over a decade, reports McKnight's Long-Term Care News. The bill would implement bundled, site-neutral payments for post-acute services. Article

Health IT News

> A digital divide could be developing between the elderly who can access their records online and those who cannot, researchers recently warned in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

> While electronic health records are changing how lab data is transmitted and displayed, variations in design, functionality and an ability to share that data can cause preventable patient safety risks, such as misdiagnoses, treatment delays and inappropriate treatment, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Article

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