Bill would make nurses report alleged professional violations; Aetna, Blue Shield defy regulators, implement double-digit rate hikes;

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> The Georgia Senate has passed a bill that would require nurses to report alleged professional violations by their colleagues, according to the Associated Press. The bill now heads to the House. Article

> Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Iowa has launched an accountable care organization with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa, the latter announced Thursday. Announcement

> To improve safety, South Carolina 's Regional Medical Center delivers patient safety quizzes to assess employees' knowledge of patient safety initiatives, and actively solicits patient safety suggestions from employees and medical staff, reported The Times and Democrat. Article

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> Only two percent of insurers offer all the essential health benefits they will be required to provide next year under the reform law, according to a new analysis from technology company HealthPocket. Article

> Aetna and Blue Shield of California have defied state regulators and will proceed with their double-digit rate hikes that were deemed unreasonable. Article

And Finally… Good deeds lead to bad behavior. Article