Skeptics still pulling for ACA to work; More good news for medical homes

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> Research supports the benefits of pediatricians providing children with access to counselors right in the office, NPR reported. Post

> You can't tell patients when they're going to be sick and need you, so stay-in-touch marketing is a must, according to Physicians Practice. Post

Provider News

> The Affordable Care Act is about to celebrate its four-year anniversary but the law remains unpopular with the public, according to the latest survey from the Pew Research Center, FierceHealthcare reported. Article

Health Insurance News

> Independence Blue Cross was able to lower costs and utilization rates for high-risk members through patient-centered medical homes, according to a three-year study published in The American Journal of Managed Care. Article

Health IT News

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to recover improper payments made through its Physician Quality Reporting System  and the Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program, according to a recent notice published in the Federal Register. Article

And Finally…Man deemed crazy generous. Article