Aetna to reimburse for heart monitor patch; Missouri lawmakers mull a ban on charging more for pill chemotherapy;

News Around the Web:

> Aetna now will reimburse for a continuous long-term heart monitor that is an adhesive patch, MobiHealthNews reported. Article

> Missouri lawmakers consider a bill that would prohibit insurers from charging more for pill-based chemotherapy cancer treatments, reported the Kansas City Star. Article

> Utah state senators haven't reached a decision about whether to expand Medicaid, but they also haven't completely ruled out any options for the program either, according to Utah Public Radio. Article

Health Provider News:

> Readmission rates for black children with asthma are double than those of white children, largely because of financial and social disparities, according to a study in Pediatrics. Article

> Disrespectful doctors create a "bullying culture" in hospitals, which organizations must address to improve patient care. Article

Health IT News:

> Most health IT executives don't feel prepared for security breaches or unplanned outages, according to a survey. Article

> Cleveland Clinic Chief Medical Information Officer David Levin believes health IT can delivery value, but getting there is "going to be messy." Article

And Finally... Subzero temps definitely call for pants. Article

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