Healthcare workforce largely comprised of less educated workers; Telehealth legislation seeks better coverage for chronically ill;

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> Three consumer advocacy groups Wednesday filed a class-action lawsuit against Tennessee, claiming it implemented bureaucratic barriers that prohibited people from signing up for Medicaid, making Tennessee the first state to be sued over Medicaid enrollment problems since the Affordable Care Act passed, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> An urgent care company in Arizona has combined its services in an insurance plan directly for employers, reported D Healthcare Daily. Article

> Positions requiring less education are driving healthcare job growth, according to USA Today. Healthcare workers who have less than a four-year degree account for 61 percent of the industry's 12.1 million employees, finds a new Brookings Institution report. Article

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> Forthcoming legislation set to be introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) looks to expand Medicare coverage for telemedicine beyond what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed earlier this month in its update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Article

> A state appellate court this week ruled that Sutter Health's patients could not sue over the theft of a computer that contained their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard drive, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. The lawsuit would have cost Sutter $4 billion. Article

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