Aetna staying in Pittsburgh market; Molina Healthcare poised to double revenue;

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> Aetna plans to stay in the Pittsburgh area for the long haul and is working to secure a new contract with UPMC to allow its members access to UPMC hospitals through 2017, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Article

> Molina Healthcare expects to double its revenue by 2015 because the healthcare reform law makes more low-income consumers eligible for insurance coverage, reported the Los Angeles Times. Article

> Towers Watson is acquiring Liazon for $215 million, creating a large company that operates private health insurance exchanges for employer plans, LifeHealthPro reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> A former healthcare navigator says fear of dealing with the complexity of the medical system poses a bigger obstacle to healthcare reform than the problems with HealthCare.gov. Article

> Since diagnostic errors reign as the most common and deadly source of malpractice claims in the United States, industry movements are underway to help improve physicians' diagnostic accuracy and catch mistakes before people are harmed. Article

Health IT News:

> The American Hospital Association wants the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expedite its ICD-10 testing plans to make sure testing begins by January 2014. Article

> Data contained in electronic medical records can help link genetic variants to previously unknown relationships with disease, according to research published at Nature Biotechnology. Article

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