Olympians' health plan now complies with ACA; Empire BlueCross BlueShield CEO takes position with Anthem;

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> U.S. Olympians' health plan now qualifies as adequate insurance under Affordable Care Act rules, thanks to an agreement between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Wall Street Journal reports. Article

 > Brian Griffin, the president and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, the New York City area's largest health insurer, has been promoted to a position with Anthem, the insurer's parent company, Business Insurance reports. Article

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which is currently embroiled in a tense feud with local insurer Highmark, reports that its operating income rose 78 percent from the same period a year ago, thanks in large part to growth in its health insurance division, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports. Article

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> Encouraging hand hygiene among hospital employees is a top priority in the healthcare industry, but improving it may require closer monitoring and the threat of penalties for non-compliance. Article

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> Hospital CEOs can shrink their hospital's expenses without sacrificing clinical care and patient services. But results aren't always guaranteed. Article

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