AMA pushes standardized physician profiles; Docs learn to deliver bad news;

> Physicians described to the Las Vegas Journal how they came to accept delivering bad news as a difficult but important part of their profession. Article

> With almost all insurers using physician profile reports to support data-driven decision-making, the AMA has created new "Guidelines for Reporting Physician Data" that aim to encourage greater format standardization, process transparency and level of detail, Healthcare Finance News reported. Article

> The number of women in their 40s receiving mammograms dropped nearly 6 percent the year after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its 2009 breast cancer screening guidelines, according to Mayo Clinic research reported by American Medical News. Article

And Finally… Missing six-foot lizard must be wearing one clever disguise. Article