Second Zika Zone in Florida Prompts CDC Travel Warning Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 August 2016 18:44

An 8.19.16 CDC post states: 

The Florida Department of Health has identified two areas of Miami-Dade County where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. In addition to the previously identified area in the Wynwood neighborhood, there is now mosquito-borne spread of Zika virus in a section of Miami Beach.

This guidance is for people who live in or traveled to the identified area of Miami Beach any time after July 14. This guidance also still applies for those who live in or traveled to the previously identified Wynwood area any time after June 15. These timeframes are based on the earliest time symptoms can start and the maximum 2-week incubation period for Zika virus.
Guidance from the CDC includes...

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Aetna CEO Threatened Obamacare Pullout if Feds Opposed Humana Merger Print E-mail
Written by Jeffrey Herschler   
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 00:00
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Jonathan Cohn and Jeffrey Young, in an August 17, 2016 Huffington Post article, give us a rare glimpse of the power plays going on behind the scenes among business executives and government officials.

"Finally, based on our analysis to date, we believe it is very likely that we would need to leave the public exchange business entirely and plan for additional business efficiencies should our deal ultimately be blocked. By contrast, if the deal proceeds without the diverted time and energy associated with litigation, we would explore how to devote a portion of the additional supporting even more public exchange coverage over the next few years.
- Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman and CEO, Aetna

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See related story: Aetna to Quit Most Obamacare Markets, Joins Major Insurers

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 17:06
Advocate Health Care agrees to $5.5 million HIPAA violation settlement Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 August 2016 00:00

Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor, reports for Healthcare Finance News on 8/5/16:

Advocate Health Care Network will pay $5.5 million to settle with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights regarding multiple potential HIPAA violations that involved electronic protected health information, HHS announced.

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