Capsules: Medicare Enhances Doctor-Rating Website; Test Driving The Obamacare Software

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Jordan Rau reports on Medicare's doctor-rating website: "Medicare Thursday added new features to its Physician Compare website as it prepares to start including quality data on thousands of doctors" (Rau, 6/27).

In addition, Jay Hancock reports on efforts to test Obamacare software: "All the outreach in the world won't count for much if the Obamacare ticket counter doesn't work. Behind the campaign to educate the uninsured about the Affordable Care Act is the assumption that software to sell the plans will be ready and user-friendly by Oct. 1, when enrollment is supposed to start. That assumption is not universally shared. Some wonder if systems will be tested and finished on time. Others worry the programs will lead consumers to make dumb insurance choices" (Hancock, 6/27).Check out what else is on the blog.

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