Aetna to update iTriage app for mid-sized employers; Hospital-owned plan wants to re-enter Medicare Advantage;

News From Around the Web:

> Aetna is making its mobile app iTriage available in customized versions, allowing mid-sized employer groups to steer workers to in-network providers. The change will be an update to the app that aims to save employers money and cut administrative burden, reported MobiHealthNews. Article

> Health Partners, a hospital-owned health plan in Philadelphia, wants to re-enter the Medicare Advantage market. The decision comes six years after Health Partners sold its Medicare business, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> UMass Memorial Medical Center will pay $66,000 to Massachusetts to settle allegations it improperly sent bills for uninsured patients to a homeless shelter so it could then submit the charges to a state program for payment. Article

> Physicians who give country medicine a try on a trial basis may be more likely to stay rural, according to a new study published in Academic Medicine. Article

Health IT News:

> To prepare for a HIPAA audit or investigation, organizations should keep risk assessment documentation and other compliance evidence in a central location, recommended Mark Dill, director of information security at Cleveland Clinic. Article

> Kaiser Permanente is opening a new healthcare technology center in Greenwood Village, Co. and plans to hire 700 new IT employees by 2015. Article

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