Highmark to expand limited netork plan; Cigna-supported mobile game lets consumers fight cancer;

News From Around the Web:

> Highmark is expanding its limited network plan, called Community Blue, to 21 additional counties in central and eastern Pennsylvania. The expansion will begin Jan. 1 and will be offered to group customers, reported the Pittsburgh Business Times. Article

> A Cigna-supported mobile game has gone live, allowing consumers to play a cancer-fighting game. Cigna hopes the mobile game will generate positive emotions and confidence in young cancer patients and change their attitudes about chemotherapy, the Hartford Business Journal reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> Medicare accountable care organizations outnumber non-Medicare ACO contracts and make up more than half of the 488 ACOs nationwide, according to health consultancy Leavitt Partners. Article

> Hospitals need clearer, well-designed discharge processes for older patients as they often don't understand post-discharge goals, concludes a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

Heath IT News:

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is pushing for an "emergency review" of the proposed rule that would require health insurance exchanges to report data breaches within one hour of discovery. Article

> An Idaho-based hospital CEO used IT department personnel to monitor the communications of a now former staff doctor. As a result, Louis Kraml, of Blackfoot, Idaho-based Bingham Memorial Hospital, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor stalking charges. Article

And Finally... Humans really shouldn't be treated by vets. Article

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