Texas has no plans to do ACA outreach; Iowa's hospitals contributed $1.6B in community benefits

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> Despite having the highest rate of uninsured in the nation, the state of Texas has no plans to market its health insurance exchange to the general public. Article

> Although several providers withdrew from the Pioneer ACO program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services still reported substantial savings last year. Article

> Iowa's hospitals provided nearly $1.6 billion in community benefits in 2012, according to the Iowa Hospital Association. Article

Provider News

> Healthcare organizations that make workforce management their top priority will be the ones to survive in the new environment of shifting revenue and new care delivery models, according to new findings from API Healthcare and Kelton Research. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Vendor selection and technology adoption are two of the biggest challenges for providers looking to implement telehealth at their facilities, according to Erin Denholm, CEO at Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Centura Health at Home, the post-acute care division of 15-hospital Centura Health. Article

And finally...Woman faked traumatic brain injury to collect on Boston Marathon injury claim. Article