Arkansas extends Medicaid expansion; BCBS Nebraska lost $64M on ACA plans in 2015

> Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an appropriation bill and used a line-item veto to ensure that the state's Medicaid expansion program continues, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska said Wednesday that it took a $64 million hit on ACA-compliant plans last year, according to KETV NewsWatch 7. Article

> Bayhealth Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware are at odds over reimbursement contracts, a contract dispute that could suspend coverage for thousands of the patients or force them to seek care elsewhere, according to Delaware Online. Article

> Cigna is expanding its genetic counseling program to include additional genetic tests. Announcement

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> Endpoint security, while not a "sliver bullet solution" to cybersecurity issues in healthcare and other industries, is a vital component to any multi-layered protection strategy, according to a brief published by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology. Article

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> Acute care providers in the Midwest are reshaping themselves and the market through a series of mergers and acquisitions. Article

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