Coverage increases for those with mental health issues, but not access to care; Cigna enters value-based pact with Rush Health

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> More patients with serious psychological distress had insurance coverage after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, but that didn't necessarily change whether they had recently received care from a healthcare professional, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Interview Survey. Report

> Cigna will partner with Chicago-based Rush Health in an arrangement in which the insurer will compensate the health system for care coordination services and reward it through a "pay for value" structure if it meets specified targets for improving quality and lowering medical costs. Announcement

> A substantial increase in Medicaid enrollment due to the expansion of program eligibility may have a profound impact on some states' general obligation credit quality, according to a report from Nasdaq. Report

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> Adjustments on how the healthcare industry collects data on medical errors, especially those that lead to patient death, must be a "collaborative effort," Institute for Healthcare Improvement Vice President Frank Federico tells FierceHealthcare in an exclusive interview. Article

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> Some physicians are questioning the role of telemedicine in care, wondering if "no-touch" services work in all cases. Article

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