Former UnitedHealthcare CEO launches insurance startup; Federal employees' long-term care insurance to go up;

> Former UnitedHealthcare CEO Bob Sheehy has launched a new Minneapolis-based health insurance startup called Bright Health, which promises to offer a "consumer-focused health plan," Fortune reports. The company has secured $46.5 million in venture capital financing and plans to raise a total of $81.5 million. Article

> The L.A. Care health plan describes the variety of initiatives it has launched to help safety-net providers "make infrastructure improvements, become more competitive and provide higher quality of care." Announcement

> Federal employees who have long-term care insurance will likely see higher premiums later this year, according to the Office of Personnel Management--though the agency does not yet know how much the increases will be, according to the Washington Post. Article

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> Access policies for government-funded data sets vary widely and may pose indirect barriers to researchers trying to effectively use the data, according a new study. Article

Practice Management News

> Starting in 2017, physician practices will have a new acronym to worry about: That's MIPS or the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Article

And finally… A pretty Swede deal. Article

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