New wait time law; ABCs of ACOs;

> California became the first state in the country this week to mandate that patients with HMOs and PPOs be seen within 10 business days of making the call for most routine appointments. Article

> Master the ABCs of ACOs, as much as one can at this point, with this piece from Kaiser Health News. Article

> Need to get up to speed on the 2011 coding changes that will affect your practice's revenue? Medical Economics summarizes them nicely here. Article

> Patients are more comfortable with the idea of genetic testing than previously thought, according to a Scripps study covered in the Los Angeles Times. Article

> The Oregon Society of Physician Assistants has proposed legislation to change the licensure process by giving more responsibility to the PA's supervising physician and less to the Oregon Medical Board, reports Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> A prominent Minnesota surgeon has been suspended for exchanging 'inappropriate' emails with a patient. Article

And finally... Argentinean tax inspectors hip to evaders' breast surgery. Article