Aetna hires former WellPoint exec; Highmark should stop feud with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center;

> Aetna has hired former WellPoint executive Dr. Charles Kennedy to become head of the company's Aligned Care Solutions. Kennedy previously was vice president of health information technology at WellPoint, and, before that, CEO and founder of CareAssured, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

> Insurers in Washington must now publicly post their rate increase requests before the state approves them. The public notification applies to rates for individual and small-group plans, and includes a breakdown on how much money would go to medical claims, profit, salaries, and other administrative costs, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Article

> Pennsylvania lawmakers are pleading Highmark and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to stop feuding and restart negotiations, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Article

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