Medicare Advantage says value-based reimbursement better for MA beneficiaires; Anthem honored for promoting LGBT equality in the workplace;

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> Humana's 2014 population health results show that value-based reimbursement models lead to better care quality and healthier outcomes, with lower costs, for people with Medicare Advantage, the insurer says. Announcement

> Anthem earned a top honor for promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in the workplace for the second year in a row. The company scored 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, which is a national benchmarking survey that reports on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. Announcement

> Independence Blue Cross and Thomas Jefferson University have announced the winning innovations of the first IBX/Jefferson Health Hack. Announcement

> As of the second week of open enrollment, about 1.08 million people have signed up for for Affordable Care Act marketplace coverage on, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Announcement

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> After the horrifying attacks in Paris last week, U.S. federal agencies have called on healthcare providers to review their current disaster plans and to exercise "enhanced vigilance" in the days ahead. Article

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> The American Medical Association Interaction Studio is giving healthcare entrepreneurs the chance to see how their products work in simulated spaces before putting them into the real world. The Studio, which opened Nov. 4 in Chicago, has a fake waiting room, office space and exam area, which all allow developers to test their innovations and make tweaks to them in a real-time situation. Article

And finally… Han Solo surprises some fans via live web chats for a good cause. Article