Sequester consequences; ACOs ask for changes;

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> American Medical News lays out the consequences to physician practices of Medicare's 2 percent sequester pay cut. Article

> Has a larger organization offered to buy your practice or hire you? Medical Economics walks you through the top points to consider. Article

Provider News

> The Pioneer accountable care organizations have asked the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to revise quality benchmarks the ACOs have to meet to qualify for Medicare bonuses, threatening to drop out of the program otherwise, FierceHealthcare reported. Article

Health Insurance News

> According to a new analysis from technology company HealthPocket, very few insurers--only 2 percent--offer all the benefits they will be required to provide next year under the reform law, FierceHealthPayer reported. Article

Health IT News

> Sequestration, set to begin April 1, will prove to be a painful blow to the Meaningful Use Medicare incentive program, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, recently told the press, as reported by FierceHealthIT. Article

And Finally… Doc takes his juggling act on the road. Article

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