Cigna, Florida cancer group to focus on individuals undergoing chemotherapy; CVS Health quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while payer execs remain;

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> Cigna and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute established a program--which falls under the value-based model Cigna Collaborative Care--that focuses on improving care for individuals undergoing chemotherapy. Announcement

> CVS Health announced Tuesday that it plans to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce after the company discovered that the chamber and its foreign affiliates were involved in a lobbying campaign against antismoking laws, reports the New York Times. Several health insurance and hospital executives, however, remain on the board. Article

> After Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino ended employer-sponsored healthcare coverage, 44 percent of employees have not been able to find health insurance over the past six months, while 23 percent rely on federal subsidies to pay for coverage, reports NBC Philadelphia. Article

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> Years after the Office of Inspector General identified serious problems with states reporting encounter data for managed care beneficiaries, a new government report shows that the same reporting lapses remain. Article

> A sentencing trial is underway for the infamous Detroit cancer physician that prescribed extended, medically unnecessary chemotherapy treatments as part of an elaborate Medicare fraud scheme. So far, the proceedings featured testimony from health experts and victims of the scheme as U.S. District Judge Paul Borman decides on the final sentencing. Article

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