NPs earning six figures; Uninsured rate down to 11.5%;

News from Around the Web

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Independence at Home Medicare Demonstration practices succeeded in improving care and lowering costs by $25 million in the first performance year. but continuation of the project depends on house passage of extension legislation, according to the American Academy of Home Care Medicine. Announcement

> Total pay has increased 10 percent for nurse practitioners across the United States, putting their average income into six figures, MedPage Today reports. Article

Provider News

> Healthcare leaders who want support from their physicians must step up efforts to involve them in key decisions, according to an opinion piece in Forbes. Article

Health Insurance News

> With millions of Americans' health insurance in jeopardy as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs a case against a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, a newly released government survey indicates the rate of uninsured Americans has dropped to only 11.5 percent. Article

Health IT News

> Nearly 20 years after videoconferencing technology became available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

And Finally… The four-topping mile. Article