Physician groups push for larger say for family practitioners; North Carolina Senate candidate reverse course on Medicaid expansion;

News From Around the Web

> Eight groups that represent family physicians have launched a $20 million campaign to seek a larger role in healthcare delivery--and more money as well, Kaiser Health News has reported. Article

> Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) is leading a partisan fight over how the Obama administration has been handling isolated cases of the disease in Texas and New York, the New York Times has reported. Article

> In a bid for the U.S Senate, North Carolina lawmaker Thom Tillis has reversed his position on Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, saying now he supports it, the Charlotte Observer reported. Article

Provider News

> U.S. hospitals don't have necessary infection prevention staff and departments are stretched beyond capacity to handle the Ebola virus, according to a new survey conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and released during International Infection Prevention Week. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Karen DeSalvo will step down from her role as National Coordinator for Health IT, effective immediately, to serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the behest of HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, an ONC spokesperson confirmed to FierceHealthIT last Thursday. In her new role, DeSalvo will work with Burwell on "pressing health issues, including becoming a part of the department's team responding to Ebola," the spokesperson said in an email. Article

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