Aetna, Virtua develop co-branded health plan; BCBSNC struggles to fix enrollment issues

> Aetna and Virtua Health are collaborating on a new accountable care organization that would reward hospitals and doctors for providing better, more effective care, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is still struggling to remedy issues related to consumer enrollment, which started about two months ago. The payer said it is still weeks away from any kind of resolution, according to an article from WRAL.com. Article

> An article from Kaiser Health News describes how long-term care insurance is failing seniors. Article

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> Healthcare prices and spending continued modest growth during the first month of 2016, and overall, healthcare prices were up 1.6 percent in January 2016 compared to January 2015. Article

> A one-time hospital chief executive officer has launched an online petition to denounce the lack of transparency in the pricing of acute care services. Article

And finally… This meal is out of this world. Article

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