Humana to hire average of 500 veterans per year; Special enrollment period signed up 150,000 consumers;

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> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas recently named Robert Morrow, M.D., the newest president of its Houston and Southeast Texas market. Morrow told the Houston Business Journal that he will emphasize the greater need for value-based care. Article

> Humana plans to hire an average of 500 veterans and military spouses per year with a focus on hiring wounded warriors, the insurer announced. Since 2011, Humana has hired 2,380 veterans and military spouses, surpassing its four-year goal by 20 percent. Announcement

> The special enrollment period, which began March 15 and ended April 30, signed up nearly 150,000 individuals, reported the Hill. Uninsured individuals were given an extra month to enroll as to avoid the individual mandate penalty. Article

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> Questionable billing practices among California dentists who treat pediatric patients covered by Medicaid highlight the need for better oversight, according to a recent Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General audit. Article

> In security filings earlier this month, Tenet Healthcare Corp. revealed that it is weathering parallel criminal and civil investigations from federal prosecutors regarding allegations that executives of the Dallas-based company paid kickbacks to medical clinics for patient referrals. Article

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