Humana, HCA reach new agreement; Blue Cross of Idaho CEO to retire;

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> Humana and Hospital Corporation of America reached a new 2-year agreement last week after the insurer notified some 1.5 million Humana Florida customers that HCA soon may be no longer in network should the two entities fail create a new contract, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

> Blue Cross of Idaho announced its president and CEO, Zelda Geyer-Sylvia, will retire next spring, according to the Idaho Statesman. Geyer-Sylvia joined the insurer in 2006 and assumed the CEO role in 2012. Article

> Various Indian tribes voiced their support last week for Republican-introduced legislation that would exempt tribes from being considered large employers under the Affordable Care Act, reports the New York Times. Article

Health Provider News

> Nursing staff face a number of safety hazards, to the point that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced increased scrutiny of hospitals' safety precautions. But there are several threats to nurses that hospital leaders must address, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> Akron, Ohio's Summa Health Systems Inc. has issued new guidelines for healthcare workers forbidding certain hair colors, long beards, exposed skin and "going commando," according to Cleveland's Fox 8 News. Article

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