Facebook friending debate continues; HHS pushes new pay models;

News From Around the Web

> The debate over whether physicians and patients should be Facebook friends rages on, The Wall Street Journal reported. Article

> Home-based doctor's offices still exist, which patients embrace, the Lynn Item reported. Article

Provider News

> Healthcare providers have an obligation to try new payment models that can help lower the growth rate of health spending, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday, according to FierceHealthcare. Article

> The newly published HIPAA omnibus final rule includes 4 new provisions providers must know, FierceHealthIT reported. Article

Health Insurance News

> Provider consolidation as a result of accountable care organizations and high out-of-network provider fees are causing healthcare costs to continue to rise at exorbitant levels, FierceHealthPayer reported. Article

And Finally… Shouldn't police be able to track the giant crumbs? Article

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