New health plans, not patients, straining practices under ACA; How to write emails that don't get ignored;

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> While the Affordable Care Act hasn't flooded practices with new patients yet, the Medical Group Management Association notes practices still struggle to manage new plans and educate patients about insurance, Forbes reported. Post

> Even in the business world, people's email inboxes are so inundated that many messages get missed or ignored, but there are a few easy ways to write messages that buck the trend, Inc. reported. Article

Provider News

> A new report from Press Ganey highlights the ways hospitals can improve patient-centered care by identifying and addressing sources of avoidable suffering. Article

Health Insurance News

> Chronically ill patients, who are more likely to require necessary care, should pay less for health insurance, Aaron E. Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, argued in an opinion piece for the New York Times. Article

Health IT News

> Technology in healthcare--including telemedicine systems--while important to clinical care, is often developed only to support existing processes. In order for healthcare organizations to get the full potential out of IT systems, they must view development as integral and include it from the get-go. Article

And Finally… Cat unleashes its inner lion to help boy. Article