Highmark to no longer cover morcellation procedures; Court to hear Aetna, Highmark dispute;

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> Highmark's decision to no longer cover laparoscopic power morcellation procedures--which can spread cancer--is a personal call, not just a corporate one, reports the Wall Street Journal. Article

> A Commonwealth Court hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is scheduled for Dec. 11 to dispute Aetna's request to stop Highmark from canceling Aetna's contract with Jefferson Hospital, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times. Article

> Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said Thursday that Republicans can avoid court drama regarding the Affordable Care Act by passing a technical fix, reports The Hill. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> Unless mHealth wearable makers want innovations to go stale the way some fitness devices have, they'd better start making more appealing and relevant products, says a new Juniper Research report. Article

> The top hurdles thwarting use of mobile data for humanitarian use, such as tracking disease outbreaks, are worries about user privacy and a confusing patchwork of regulations, according to new research from The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings. Article

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