Feds reject privatization plan; Pain med docs are at highest burnout risk;

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> Federal officials have vetoed Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's plans to privatize six state-owned hospitals dedicated to low-income and uninsured patients, the Associated Press reports. Article

> Doctors specializing in pain medicine are at greater risk of burnout than other specialties, according to a new study, MedPageToday reports. Article

> A New York lawmaker warns that without intervention from the state Workers Compensation Board, a 2009 bankruptcy could cost thousands of providers their jobs, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

> The World Health Organization's Emergency Committee has declared the resurgence of polio in countries thought to have eradicated it an "extraordinary event," according to the U.N. News Centre. Article

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> Medicare Advantage enrollment increased by 4.6 million (41 percent) during the past year, despite worries that Affordable Care Act-related payment changes would shrink the program's membership, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Article

> Successful insurers must do more than implement better processes and systems to create a truly customer-focused culture, Insurance Networking News reported. Article

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