Oregon Medicaid now covers transgender care; New Jersey insurers must encrypt data;

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> Add Oregon to the list of states covering gender reassignment surgery for Medicaid recipients. The state estimates that about 175 people will use the coverage this year, according to NPR. Oregon joins California, Massachusetts, Vermont and the District of Columbia in covering such treatment. Article

> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed legislation Friday requiring health insurers that do business in the state to encrypt client's personal data, NJ.com reported. The new law stems from a series of incidents in which thieves stole laptops containing policyholder information that were protected only by user passwords. Article

> Anthem has selected Gilead as the primary supplier of hepatitis C drugs, Reuters reported. Anthem said the deal will help lower treatment costs. The list price of the drug, Harvoni, is $1,125 per pill for a 12-week treatment. Article

Healthcare Provider News

> Training through electronic media and devices could help prepare more healthcare professionals, addressing possible shortages of doctors and nurses around the globe, according to a new review from the World Health Organization. Article

> Efforts to improve the patient experience is one of the paramount issues in the modern healthcare industry--in part because patient satisfaction is tied to financial incentives. To make a real difference, hospitals must create an "overall experience of caring." Article

And finally … No, sir, bank theft isn't art. Article