Anthem to form ACO with Catholic system; Homeless reluctant to enroll in CA plans;

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> Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans to form an accountable care organization with Franciscan Alliance, a Catholic healthcare system in Indiana, to lower costs and improve care coordination, both companies announced yesterday. Announcement

>  The Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball team will renew its contract with local insurer Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The insurance company will have branding at the team's PNC ballpark, Sports Pro Media reported. Article

> The expansion of Medi-Cal gives the homeless more healthcare options. However, some remain hesitant to enroll because they don't understand the process, reported California Health ReportArticle

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> Arizona Telemedicine Program Director Ronald Weinstein said as many as half of all healthcare transactions could be outsourced by 2020. Article

>The U.S. market for patient monitoring technology is expected to grow to more than $5.1 billion by 2020. Article

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