CMS says states can use Medicaid funds to fight Zika; UnitedHealth will pull out of Illinois exchange

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> States can use Medicaid money to pay for tools to fight the Zika virus, such as mosquito repellant, according to a letter sent Wednesday from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Letter

> Chief human resources officers surveyed by the American Health Policy Institute say employer-sponsored health insurance is here to stay, but they note that employers are increasingly frustrated by rising costs of coverage. Report

> Illinois is now among the states in which UnitedHealthcare will not offer Affordable Care Act exchange plans next year, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Article

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> While Intermountain Health System is "very bullish" about interoperability effiorts, "if public-private partnerships mean 'let's do it slower,' then they're bad," Chief Information Officer Marc Probst, M.D., said during a panel on such partnerships. Article

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> A one-question tool may help providers identify patients at risk for opioid abuse, according to an article from Medscape Medical News. Article

And Finally… This fellow has the right idea. Article

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