The Supreme Court's move is procedural. It doesn't suggest that the court sees merit in Liberty's claims, and the 4th Circuit will still be bound by the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the healthcare law as constitutional.

Healthwatch has the story on Monday's order.

ACOs abound: A new study from the consulting firm Oliver Wyman says one of healthcare reform's big delivery-system reforms — the creation of accountable care organizations — is catching on. Somewhere between 25 million and 31 million people already get their care from an ACO, the report says, the bulk of whom are non-Medicare patients in Medicare ACOs. The full report is here.

Medicaid math: A handful of states would actually save money by signing on to the healthcare law's Medicaid expansion, the Kaiser Family Foundation said Monday. Although Republican governors have protested the cost of the expansion, Kaiser said it actually won't cost the states much at all — they'll see about a 0.3 percent jump in their Medicaid spending, while the federal government would see a double-digit increase. Healthwatch has more.

State by state

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she needs more information as she weighs her options for an insurance exchange.

Missouri probably won't take part in the Medicaid expansion.

New Mexico is taking a fresh look at its insurance regulations.

Lobbying registrations

Covington & Burling LLP / Eli Lilly and Company

Tarplin, Downs & Young, LLC / 3M / "Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement implementation of FDA User Fees and general medical device issues"

Breaux Lott Leadership Group / Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Blank Rome Government Relations / Tompkins Strategies LLC on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business / ACA implementation

Blank Rome Government Relations / Consumer Health Care Products Association 

Blank Rome Government Relations / Ogilvy Government Relations on behalf of AdvaMed

Blank Rome Government Relations / Budco Health Service Solutions

Reading list

The Huffington Post looks at the cost of expanding Medicaid.

Hospitals are under pressure to cut readmissions, The New York Times reports.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains why he rejected a state-based exchange.

What you might have missed on Healthwatch

Obama faces huge challenge in setting up health insurance exchanges

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