Arizona to let feds run exchange; PCMHs don't necessarily improve health outcomes;

> Arizona has decided to allow the federal government run the health insurance exchange in the state, reported the Tucson Citizen. Article

> Cigna has launched a product in China that will provide high-quality health coverage to its expatriate customers. The new product covers inpatient and outpatient consultations, maternity care, routine physical exams, certain cancer screenings, dental care and international emergency medical treatment services, Insurance Business Review reported. Article

> Patient-centered medical homes improve patient and staff experience, but they don't necessarily lead to better outcomes or economic benefits, according to a review in the Annals of Internal Medicine. PCMHs "hold promise" for boosting care processes, but the inconsistent definitions and nomenclature for PCMHs lead to inconclusive findings regarding whether they actually improve outcomes, FierceHealthcare reported. Article

> Health Net has warned that its networked doctors may not accept children who are moved from the Healthy Families program to California's Medicaid program next year, as planned by Gov. Jerry Brown, reported California Watch. Article

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