Another Minnesota hospital bans sugary drinks; WellPoint CMO touts evidence-based reimbursement decisions;

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> Following the lead of St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn., Grand Itasca Hospital has banned the sale of sugary drinks, reported the Star Tribune. Article

> Under proposed legislation, hospital board meetings would fall under Vermont's open meeting law, according to the Associated Press. Article

> Despite a shared goal to curb addiction and drug abuse, doctors at top health centers in Ohio are clashing over stricter rules for painkiller prescriptions, reported The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Article

Health Insurance News

> UnitedHealth has found success with its diabetes program, which includes a value-based purchasing approach, incentive payments, modernized benefit design and next-generation care management. Article

> Insurers must make scientifically based reimbursement decisions while collaborating and communicating with consumers, according to the chief medical officer of WellPoint. Article

And Finally… Leave the rapping to the Fresh Prince. Article