ALSO NOTED: Oakland MDs protest pay plans;Opioids don't hasten death; and much more...

> A group of physicians at California-based Children's Hospital Oakland are battling their employer over a planned shift in pay structure and benefits. The doctors object to a new plan which will require them to join a new foundation medical group. Article

> A new study suggests that administration of opioids may not hasten death, despite a widespread belief to the contrary. Release

> CIGNA has acquired an online health management and coaching vendor, U.K.-based Vielife. Release

> The state of Colorado has signed a $4.7 million Medicaid enrollment management contract with program management vendor Maximus. Article

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