Why selling health insurance across state lines won't work; New payer report card puts Cigna at the top

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> In the first of a series of videos from Kaiser Health News, health correspondent Julie Rovner explores why allowing health insurance policies across state lines may not be such a good idea. Video

> Cigna ranked No. 1 for the first time in athenahealth's annual PayerView Report measuring health insurer performance in selected administrative, transactional and financial metrics. Report

> One million children gained health insurance during the first year of Affordable Care Act implementation, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Report

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> Surgeons who have a financial interest in medical device companies are far more likely to perform certain surgeries, and more scrutiny is needed when determining a conflict of interest, according to an updated report by the Senate Finance Committee. Article

> The government's leading watchdog agency called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make "fundamental improvements" to its Medicare Advantage auditing process, which has been plagued with inefficiencies and recovered only a small percentage of estimated improper payments. Article

And Finally… There might be lots of money stashed away in junk drawers. Article

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