Highmark retains 95% of city employees; Anthem criticized for narrow network;

News From Around the Web:

> After Pittsburgh city employees were given an option for the first time to choose a different insurer, Highmark said it still retained 95 percent of those consumers, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Article

> Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in New Hampshire was harshly criticized in a public hearing about its narrow network that excludes 10 of the state's 26 hospitals, according to the Concord Monitor. Article

> The Illinois health insurance exchange is launching an ad campaign with the satirical online newspaper The Onion that aims to motivate young adults into enrolling into a plan sold on the marketplace. Article

Health Provider News:

> Collaborative arrangements in healthcare are a major opportunity, but providers must consider a variety of factors to determine if such partnerships are right for them. Article

> Community health workers improve access to primary care and outcomes after discharge among high-risk populations, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

Health IT News:

 Surgeons at two hospitals in St. Louis this week used new glasses that enabled them to visualize and distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells. Article

> Computer networks at three prominent medical device makers--Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical--were hacked in the first half of 2013, and may have lasted several months. Article

And Finally... Think that kid is skinny? You must be the parent. Article

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