UnitedHealthcare wins Wisconsin contract away from Humana; Cigna introduces Compass Web app;

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> UnitedHealthcare has signed a multi-year deal with southeastern Wisconsin's Business Health Care Group, the Milwaukee Business Journal reported. The group, which counts 1,000 businesses and 70,000 employees among its participants, had previously contracted with Humana. Article

> Cigna has introduced Cigna Compass, a mobile and Web-based platform that helps consumers find in-network providers, earn wellness rewards and receive care reminders. Announcement

> Pennsylvania has appointed a new insurance commissioner, InsuranceNewsNet reported. Teresa Miller's background in healthcare administration suggests that the state may be firm in its commitment to Healthy PA, its version of Medicaid expansion. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The Mass Collaborative, an organization of more than 35 health plans, healthcare providers and trade associations, has developed a new website to standardize and simplify healthcare administration processes and costs. Article

> A new year means a new round of HIPAA audits--at some point. Jocelyn Samuels, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights, said OCR has yet to create a new protocol for conducting the audits. Article

And finally … This dog sure loves riding the city bus. Article