Cover Oregon, we hardly knew ye; BCBSMA expands pay-for-performance contracts;

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> Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed a bill Friday dissolving Cover Oregon, the state's "dysfunctional" health insurance exchange, according to the Los Angeles Times. The exchange cost the state $248 million, and not a single Oregonian was ever able to enroll in a plan online. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts plans to expand its successful pay-for-performance program, CEO Andrew Dreyfus told WBUR. Interview

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the University of Michigan Health System will collaborate on a statewide initiative to improve genetic testing practices. Statement

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> Figuring out how to piece together data from a hodgepodge of clinical studies will be one of the first items on the agenda for President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine initiative, according to Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Article

> Advocating dual coding as a means to protect small physician offices from inadequate preparation for ICD-10 amounts to another delay in implementing the new code set, asserts the Coalition for ICD-10. Article

And finally … If restaurants billed like hospitals. Article