Montana Blues 'allies' with HCSC for IT, finances; Bill-tracking website to focus on insurance exchange implementation;

> Princeton, N.J.-based tech accelerator Tigerlabs this week announced the creation of a three-month accelerator program geared toward health IT entrepreneurs, set to launch next February. The program--Tigerlabs Health--will have spaces open for 10 participants, with each entrepreneur receiving $20,000 in seed funding, NJBIZ.com reported. Post

> Health Care Service Corporation is getting even bigger. The fourth largest health insurer said this week it would acquire Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. Among other things, the deal will help Blue Cross gain access to technology, including HCSC's many mobile apps without all the associated costs. FierceHealthPayer

> LegiNation, a website that allows users to track federal and state bills, added a tracking service that will focus on states' efforts to build health insurance exchanges, Health Data Management reported. Changes and additions will be updated on the site on a daily basis, according to the article. Post

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