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> Federally qualified health centers in New Jersey are creating a broader role for their services, focusing on eliminating legal barriers that would prevent them from providing a wide range of mental health services, NJSpotlight reported. Article

> Is Medicare Part D responsible for the huge slowdown in Medicare spending? That's one argument being put forth by the Washington Post. Article

> Despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that rolled back a restrictive Texas abortion law, several clinics that had to shut down prior to the opinion may not be able to open their doors, KUHF reported. Article

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> How can healthcare providers reduce medical errors? FierceHealthcare found three potential solutions to the problem. Article

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> In discussing the bevy of hurdles impeding the path to interoperability in healthcare, Mary Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, which represents chief executives from healthcare companies and organizations nationwide, outlined several steps and principles necessary to guide that transition. Article

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