Verizon Wireless tests remote health management; Hospitals say no to Minnesota health plan, get dropped in Boston;

> Verizon Wireless is joining with BL Healthcare, a Foxboro, Mass., maker of remote health management products, to work with various third-party application developers and some customers in a trial of new remote-monitoring technologies. FierceMobileHealthcare

> Relationships between hospitals and insurers seem to be growing increasingly contentious as the two sides face off over costs. In Minnesota, multiple hospitals have refused to participate in the June 1 launch of the revamped General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC) program, a state healthcare program for roughly 37,000 Minnesotans who are typically poor and afflicted with chronic illnesses. By contrast, in Massachusetts health insurers are the ones doing the dropping. FierceHealthFinance

> Both Blue Shield and now the Pacific Business Group on Health have responded to the California Medical Association's claims that a new doctor ranking system had "serious and disturbing flaws." Article

And Finally... Not exactly a quality use of funds. Article

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