Centene Corp. CFO to retire after Health Net deal closes; Insurance lobby's complicated history with Clintons;

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> William Scheffel, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Centene Corp., will retire in early 2016, after the company completes its acquisition of Health Net. Announcement

> University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reverse an order that requires UPMC to provide Medicare Advantage coverage to Highmark customers, Law360 reports. Article

> Though America's Health Insurance Plans played a key role in the fight against Hillary Clinton's 1993 attempt to reform healthcare and even sought to undermine the ACA, a Washington firm that aided those AHIP efforts now has strong ties to the Clintons, according to ProPublica. Article

Health Finance News

> Publicly traded hospital stocks were hit hard last week due to a spike in uninsured patients at one company, Investor's Business Daily has reported. Article

> As hospitals acquire more and more physician practices, it can mean increased costs, due in part to pending payment adjustments to the Physician Quality Reporting System. To avoid penalties, hospital leaders must move beyond a hospital-centric perspective, according to Healthcare Finance News. Article

And finally… No drone surveillance on his watch. Article