Virginia GOP lawmakers don't want Medicaid expansion; Optum opens concierge-style health clinics;

News Around the Web:

> Virginia GOP House members don't want to expand Medicaid, despite newly elected Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's goal to do so. Instead, the Republican lawmakers are calling for a two-year audit of the Medicaid program, reported The Washington Post. Article

> Cigna has formed a new accountable care organization with Adventist Health Network, which employs about 765 physicians in Illinois, with the goal of cutting costs and improving quality, Crain's Chicago Business reported. Article

> UnitedHealth's Optum unit is opening concierge-style clinics that feature amenities like WiFi access, facials and anti-wrinkle treatments while still providing such standard services as wellness exams and X-rays, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The company already opened two centers in Kansas and the Houston area and plans to open another one in Texas next month. Article

Health Provider News:

> Gunshot wounds hospitalize 20 children and adolescents each day, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, which calls for public health efforts to reduce these common injuries. Article

> Hospitals across the country are reaching out to teens to make them feel more comfortable and encouraging a better patient experience through initiatives like music therapy to help cope with cancer treatments. Article

Health IT News:

> Entities covered under HIPAA also may be subject to security enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission. Article

> Data sharing issues were an overwhelming challenge for Medicare accountable care organizations during their first full year in existence, according to a survey from the National Association of ACOs. Article

And Finally... Newspapers make her sick. Article

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