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November 26, 2014

Today's Featured Story

WellPoint Unit Targets Sleep Apnea Costs; Highmark Introduces Retail Sleep Shop
Reprinted from The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans

In a bid to add another market to its retail division — and potentially improve some members’ compliance with therapies for sleep apnea — Highmark Inc. is opening what it calls a “first-of-its-kind” retail store to help people sleep better.... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

“Lung cancer kills more people than the next three cancers combined (breast, colon, prostate), yet is the only one of these cancers without Medicare coverage for screening to detect early stage disease.”

— According to the American College of Radiology



Today's Datapoint

9.1 million ... people are projected to enroll through a public insurance exchange for 2015, according to HHS Sec. Sylvia Burwell, down from 13 million formerly projected by the Congressional Budget Office.



Today from Washington

People on the Move

Sharps Compliance Corp. promoted Dennis Halligan to vice president of marketing. He was previously director of marketing....Bone Therapeutics named Guy Heynen, M.D., chief clinical and regulatory officer. He was previously medical director for Pfizer Switzerland, a unit of Pfizer Inc....Stericycle, Inc. appointed Brent Arnold chief operating officer. Arnold was previously executive vice president and president, Stericycle USA/Canada, and succeeds Richard Kogler, who will continue at Stericycle as senior vice president, international.


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