Land of Lincoln Health stops accepting individual members; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana inks deal with state to run Medicaid expansion;

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> Chicago-based consumer operated and oriented plan Land of Lincoln Health, which already had stopped accepting new small-business enrollees, now plans to stop accepting new individual members in the coming weeks in an attempt to stay afloat, Crain's Chicago Business reports. Article

> Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross announced several executive-level organizational changes, including three promotions and two retirements. Announcement

> The national rate of uninsured adults decreased nearly twice as much as did the rate in Texas from 2013 to 2015, according to new research from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. Study

> Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana will become the first commercial insurer to administer a state's Medicaid expansion program under a two-year, $16 million contract signed this week by state officials, the Great Falls Tribune reports. Article

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> A majority of healthcare organizations embarking on population health initiatives are doing so without an IT solution in place, according to a HIMSS Analytics survey. Article

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> Healthcare providers need to rethink the way they build and organize teams in order to foster collaboration and multidisciplinary approaches to complex problems. Article

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