BCBS of North Dakota rebounds from 2013 losses; U.S. counties provide free care to undocumented immigrants without insurance

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has promoted six of its high-level executives as the insurer looks to expand partnerships with other Blues plans, expand into new markets and lower administrative costs while boosting revenue, Crain's Detroit Business reports. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota ended 2015 with a capital surplus of nearly $303 million, signaling the insurer has bounced back from the major losses it sustained in 2013, according to The Jamestown Sun. Article

> Although the Affordable Care Act does not allow undocumented immigrants to obtain health insurance, 20 of the 25 counties in the U.S. with the largest undocumented immigrant populations have programs that pay for the low-income uninsured to receive health services regardless of their immigration status, the Wall Street Journal reports. Article

Health IT News

> Looking ahead at the year to come in healthcare privacy and security, providers should keep their eyes on many HIPAA and legislative issues, Kirk Nahra, a partner at Wiley Rein LLP, said during a talk at the 24th National HIPAA Summit in the District of Columbia. Article

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> A Pennsylvania manufacturer that specializes in sleep apnea masks has agreed to pay $34.8 million to settle allegations it offered free services to durable medical equipment suppliers to incentivize increased equipment sales, according to the Department of Justice. Article

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