Humana CEO could get $40M if he's ousted in merger with Aetna; California adopts network-adequacy regulations for health plans

> Humana CEO Bruce Broussard could receive as much as $40.2 million if he is let go due to a leadership change that results from the insurer's pending merger with Aetna, a recent document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows. Document

> The California Department of Insurance has adopted new regulations that require health plans to have adequate numbers and types of providers available in their networks, according to a post on the Health Access Blog. Post

> People who experience traumatic brain injuries are more likely to lose or change their commercial health insurance coverage, according to a research letter published in JAMA Surgery. Research letter

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> A report issued this week concluded that spending on drugs "rose by a remarkable 12.6 percent" in 2014. Some hospitals, hit hard by the cost increases, have turned to pharmacists to bend their cost curves. Article

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> Lawmakers say the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' progress on promised updated technical compliance guidance for HIPAA has been "sluggish" and "disappointing." Article

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