Aetna paid $246K fine in Arizona; Cigna told to stop using California exchange name;

News From Around the Web:

> Aetna paid $246,000 to settle charges that it gave customers in Arizona misleading or incorrect information and didn't correctly process and pay claims, reported the Arizona Daily Star. Article

> The Arkansas insurance commissioner wants to expand Medicaid and has begun touring the state to promote his vision, Live Insurance News reported. Article

> California Attorney General Kamala Harris told Cigna it must stop selling health plans with the name of California's health exchange. She called it deceptive marketing because Cigna isn't selling any plans on Covered California, the Los Angeles Times reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> The Obama administration has replaced the lead contractor responsible for handling HealthCare.gov. Article

> New Mexico is experiencing a primary care provider shortage at a time when the state expects thousands of patients to enter into the health insurance exchanges and a wave of physicians are set to retire. Article

Health IT News:

> Some hospital executives are growing impatient with the pace of technology adoption in healthcare. Article

> Infection control via improved hand-washing efforts is the impetus for a recently announced pilot project involving big data and wireless sensors at Columbus, Ohio-based OhioHealth. Article

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