Cigna acquires Alegis Care; Republican lawmakers want detailed reports from navigators;

News From Around the Web:

> Cigna has acquired Alegis Care, a multi-specialty, medical health services organization that helps Medicare and Medicaid members transition to a medical home experience, the insurer announced Tuesday. Alegis will continue providing chronic care management for severely ill individuals as Cigna leverages the company's services for its Medicare Advantage members. Statement

> Republican lawmakers are requesting detailed records from some of the navigators that received $67 million in grants from the federal government. The GOP members want copies of all contact the navigators have had with the White House, its allies and insurers, reported The Hill's Healthwatch. Article

Health Provider News:

> Emory University has agreed to pay $1.5 million for overbilling Medicare and Medicaid in a violation of the False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Article

> When Medicare recipients receive orthoses and prostheses, they're less likely to require further facility-based care, according to a new retrospective study. Article

Health IT News:

> The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against an Atlanta-based medical testing laboratory for mishandling patient information for roughly 10,000 individuals in two separate incidents. Article

> State public health departments are starting to get on the mobile healthcare bandwagon by developing their own apps with Alabama becoming the first state to develop a public health app. Article

And Finally... Is that home pregnancy test result really yours? Article

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