Humana expands knee, hip replacement bundled payment models; BCBS Rhode Island hires Aetna exec as new CEO

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> A state commission in New Jersey has opposed two bills that seek to regulate tiered health insurance networks in the state--one that would place a freeze on enrollment and another that would set ground rules for tiered-network structure, according to NJ Biz. Article

> Humana will partner with two orthopedic specialty groups in Tennessee on a bundled payment model for knee and hip replacements for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. It will also expand its existing model in Ohio. Announcement

> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island has appointed Kim Keck--former senior vice president of Aetna--as its new CEO. Announcement

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> As the end of the first year under ICD-10 fast approaches, physicians who file claims under the Medicare Part B physician fee schedule must be mindful that the end of the one-year grace period for post-payment reviews also looms. Article

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> The findings of four global commissions formed in the wake of the recent Ebola virus epidemic may offer potential ways to better prepare for global health emergencies, according to an article in the Public Library of Science. Article

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