Humana announces Apple Watch wellness app; Vermont to mull cigarette tax to boost Medicaid reimbursement rate;

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> Humana last week announced Cue, an iPhone and Apple Watch app that prompts users to take small action, such as drinking more water or sitting up straight, in order to develop long-lasting healthy habits. Statement

> New Hampshire's insurance department is open to exploring a number of cost-containment options, according to the Associated Press. Many recommendations from the consultants the department hired to explore payment reform options in the Granite State focus on quality benchmarks, efficiency and outcomes. Article

> Two Vermont senators have proposed legislation that would tax cigarettes and health insurance claims in order to increase the state's Medicaid reimbursement rates, according to Vermont Public Radio. Article

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> Healthcare is already changing before hospital leaders' eyes, but several longer-term trends will emerge over the next five to 15 years, healthcare experts told the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Article

> Nursing homes may edge out hospitals as the primary healthcare option for elderly patients, according to the New York Times. Article

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