UHC of Texas tops in state for customer satisfaction; ACA paperwork hits bottom line at small businesses;

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> UnitedHealthcare of Texas tied for the highest-ranking plan in the state, and achieved the highest scores in customer service and cost satisfaction among residents enrolled in commercial health plans, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Member Satisfaction Study. Announcement

> Shifting claims transactions from manual to electronic processes could save the industry at least $8 billion, according to a report released by CAQH, an alliance of healthcare providers and insurers. The report found that Florida Blue, the Jacksonville-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate, is making strides to push for automation throughout the industry. Report (.pdf)

> Affordable Care Act paperwork costs small businesses thousands of dollars, according to St. Louis Today. For instance, Affinity Resources, a staffing company, will spend $100,000 this year on record-keeping and filing documents to the federal government. Article

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> The Bipartisan Policy Center this week kicked off its five-point "FDA: Advancing Medical Innovation" initiative, with the first session addressing how to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of medical products. Article

> To turn big data into big changes in readmission rates, executives at Ascension Health created strong partnerships with others in the care continuum. Article

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