California bill gives rural patients more telehealth options; Massachusetts nurses sue over flu shot mandate;

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> California's governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill to give rural patients better access to telehealth technology, California Healthline reported. Article

> The Massachusetts Nurses Association filed a lawsuit against Bringham and Women's Hospital in an attempt to block a pending policy that would require nurses to get flu shots if they want to keep working at the facility, according to the Boston Globe. Article

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> An evaluation of the District of Columbia Health Information Exchange program found a core value in its use for public health reporting, according to a new report. Article

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> Health Care Services Corp. is pairing up with insurance giant State Farm to sell individual health plans both on and off the health insurance exchanges during the next open enrollment period. Article

> A group of Pennsylvanian hospitals filed a lawsuit against Highmark Monday, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times. The hospitals claim the insurer, along with Keystone Health Plan West, shorted the hospitals two percent of Medicare Advantage reimbursement. Brief

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