UnitedHealth spent $100M on hep C drugs so far this year; Financial tools seep into population health management;

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> UnitedHealth Group spent $100 million on hepatitis C drugs in the first three months of 2014, thanks to their outrageously high cost and accelerated usage, MedPage Today reported. Article

> Soon-to-be former Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she was not interested in running for the Senate in Kansas, according to The New York Times. Article

> Republicans have asked the Census Bureau to keep old health insurance questions along with the new ones on its annual survey for two years, they wrote in a letter to Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson. Announcement

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> The definition of population health management (PHM) differs depending on whom you talk to. But the lines are blurring between PHM and financial management, according to a blog post at Chilmark Research. Article

> Effective integration with a health information exchange isn't easy, but there are ways to shorten the roadblocks and develop a comprehensive HIE strategy. Article

And Finally... Awkward family photos as art. Article