Aetna drops out of Connecticut health exchange

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The Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna Life Insurance told the state’s insurance department that it was reluctantly withdrawing from the insurance marketplace for 2014. The exchange is preparing open enrollment this fall. Health insurance exchanges are being created under President Obama’s health care reform law. Under the law, often called Obamacare, states will have an online exchange where Americans will be able to buy insurance plans, starting on Oct. 1. Aetna’s senior actuary, Bruce Campbell, said the step was not taken lightly and was part of a “national review of our exchange strategy.” Aetna and the Connecticut Insurance Department disagreed over how Aetna’s proposed rates were calculated.

Health Care REIT Q2 FFO Beats Estimates – Analyst Blog

The company generated $1.7 billion of proceeds in May through the issuance of 23 million shares of common stock. Outlook Reaffirmed For full-year 2013, Health Care REIT reaffirmed its guidance and expects normalized FFO in the range of $3.70-$3.80 per share. Also, it expects normalized FAD to range from $3.25- $3.35 per share.

Rideout Health Deploys Pavisse™ to Optimize Patient Care and Safety

“We’ll first deploy Pavisse at Rideout Memorial and once the system is running smoothly, we’ll look to using it at other locations in our organization to help us continually monitor and improve the safety and quality of our patient care, which is always our number one priority.” Dr. Qaderi is responsible for planning and directing Rideout’s programs for quality, patient safety and satisfaction, includinginfection prevention and control; analytics and performance excellence; risk management; care coordination/case management; and compliance with TJC and CMS standards and conditions of participation as well as state and federal regulations. Dr.

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