Wellness programs that don't work; Report slams Medi-Cal for access issues;

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> Though workplace wellness programs have risen in popularity, a study suggests those that use health insurance premium discounts or daily lottery incentives to encourage weight loss are not effective. Study

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan has thrown another stone in its increasingly nasty feud with Highmark, asking Pittsburgh-area educators group to reconsider giving its business to the large insurer, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports. Article

> Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, has error-ridden provider directories and lacks proper oversight from the state's Department of Health Care Service to guarantee patients access to doctors, according to a stinging report from the California state auditor. Report

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> The Montefiore ACO & United Healthcare partnership leads the list of accountable care organizations with the largest physician networks in the nation, according to a new report compiled by healthcare marketing research firm SK&A. Article

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> Healthcare.gov was a "documented disaster," President Barack Obama told Fast Company in an interview on federal government technology programs. But, Obama said, the troubled site roll-out made the government realize it has to "completely revamp" how it manages IT projects. Article

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