Cigna-HealthSpring, Telcare partner on Medicaid diabetes care; Ohio considering Medicaid for prisoners

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> Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has proposed a $2,000 incentive for state employees to opt out of health insurance, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The state is looking for ways to reduce its $1 billion budget for providing health insurance to state employees and their families. Article

> Ohio is working to enroll prisoners in Medicaid as they get sick and as they are released, according to USA Today. The move could save $18 million in annual healthcare costs while giving ex-prisoners access to mental health and substance abuse programs. Article

> Cigna-HealthSpring is partnering with Telcare to expand healthcare services for Texas Medicaid diabetic patients. Telcare remote monitoring technology will keep tabs on select beneficiaries. Announcement

Health IT News

> Telemedicine bills are making their way through medical boards and state Senates from Florida to Oregon. Article

> Of 50 initiatives highlighted on the CSO annual list of groundbreaking safety and security efforts, 11 are endeavors in the healthcare industry, with eight of those recognized in the top 20. Article

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