California laws would require insurers to cover additional fertility treatments; SEC subpoenaed firm, individuals related to Medicare Advantage leak;

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> Proposed legislation in California would make it the first state to require insurers to provide benefits for fertility treatments for patients battling cancer and other serious diseases, reported the Associated Press. Article

> The Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed a firm and individuals allegedly involved in a leak about Medicare Advantage payment rates that sent shares for Humana, UnitedHealth and Aetna soaring after the news was released, the Washington Post reported. Article

Health Provider News

> Doctors can improve patients' experiences and outcomes by being open, respectful and trusting. Article

> Medical practices are offering more competitive salaries and attractive benefits to recruit new doctors, meaning that even first-year primary care physicians' salaries have grown in the last few years. Article

Health IT News

> Clinicians should electronic health records differently when they're dealing with the unique needs of transgender patients by, for example, creating a two-step process to capture both sex assigned at birth and gender identity. Article

> It might hurt hospitals' bottom lines to adopt expensive electronic health record systems, despite promises that these systems will increase efficiencies and lower costs. Article

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