Quarantined nurse seeks to continue suit against Chris Christie; CDC okays travel to high-elevation parts of Zika zone;

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> Nurse Kaci Hickox is asking a judge not to throw out her lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other state health authorities for quarantining her during the Ebola outbreak, according to the Associated Press. Article

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has amended its travel warning for areas with outbreaks of Zika virus, adding an exception for "high-altitude" parts of affected areas such as Mexico City, according to CBS News. Article

> Two Texas hospitals are butting heads with the Food and Drug Administration over a rapid test for Zika, according to the Houston ChronicleArticle

> New research links the Zika virus to brain inflammations, according to USA TodayArticle

> An anesthesiologist who was fired from Connecticut's Stamford Hospital 17 months ago filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and discrimination, according to the Stamford AdvocateArticle

Health Payer News

> Guidance published this week by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights details how and when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act applies to workplace wellness programs. Article

> The federal government's new Medicare Part B payment model proposals have stirred up considerable controversy, but the tests may actually be worth a try in order to tackle the spiraling costs of prescription drugs, according to an opinion piece from STAT. Article

And Finally… A labor of Lovecraft. Article

                                                                                                 

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