Cigna launches new ACO; State Senate to consider mutualizing Michigan Blues;

> New York's attorney general has reached a deal with Walgreens after it misled more than 3,000 members of the Empire Plan into thinking they were covered for flu shots administered at the pharmacy. Statement

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York has developed a new physician network with Kaleida Health. The new network will act like an independent practice association where doctors contract with an HMO plan and receive fixed rates, reported Buffalo Business First. Article

> Cigna has established a new accountable care organization with the New Haven Community Medical Group, the Hartford Business Journal reported. The contract will cover almost 18,000 Cigna members who receive care from the New Haven, Conn.-based doctor group, which has 583 physicians, including 216 primary care doctors and 367 specialists. Article

> The Michigan state Senate will consider a bill that would overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan into a mutual insurance company after a Senate committee approved it Tuesday, reported the Associated Press. Article

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