Cigna forms new ACO; Wisconsin Gov. wants Medicaid beneficiaries to undergo drug testing;

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> Cigna partnered with Oregon-based Providence Medical Group to launch an accountable care organization, the insurer announced. The initiative, which became effective Jan. 1, impacts 7,000 individuals insured through Cigna. Announcement

> Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) will release his state budget Feb. 3 and plans to include a requirement that Medicaid beneficiaries in the state undergo drug testing, reported the Washington Post. Article

> Seventeen percent individuals who purchased silver plans on the insurance exchanges use multiple speciality tiers in their 2015 formularies, according to analysis from Avalere Health. Analysis

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> Even companies that are not HIPAA-covered entities need to know how to protect the employee health data they possess, according to attorney Susan A. Miller. Article

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> The early evidence on accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program indicates that, while these ACOs have made some headway in savings and care quality, changes to the program could make them more successful, according to Health Affairs. Article

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