Cigna launches online price comparison tool; Tenn. Blues partners with Medco;

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has created a new position, Chief Diversity Officer, who's responsible for developing and implementing strategies to attract, develop and retain a high-performing, diverse workforce, reported GoLocalProv. The first chief diversity officer of the insurer, Visael "Bobby" Rodriguez, will help address healthcare disparities throughout the state. Article

> Cigna has launched an online program that compares prices and quality information about doctors and hospitals in members' area, reported Hartford Business Journal. Available through Cigna's customer website,, members can view medical costs for more than 200 common procedures. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee has partnered with Medco Health Solutions to provide pharmacy benefits to its members. The contract will begin Jan. 1, 2013, according to The Chattanoogan. Article

> And Finally... Guess what's been lodged in this woman's lung for 44 years? Article