GOP doesn't have votes to cut off funding for healthcare reform; Religous leaders in Illinois spread the word about ACA

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> A key House Republican who is leading the charge to stop funding for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law admits the GOP doesn't have the votes to cut off the program, The Washington Times reports. Article

> Religious leaders in some Illinois faith communities are spreading the word about the Affordable Care Act to make sure their uninsured members know about new benefits available starting in 2014 and about the Oct. 1 enrollment start date, according to the Rockford Register Star. Article

> Third-quarter operating income fell 16 percent at Partners HealthCare System, Massachusetts' largest hospital and doctors organization, amid intensifying cutbacks from public payers such as Medicaid and Medicare, reports. Article

AHA News reports that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its General Equivalence Mappings for the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS diagnosis and procedure coding systems for 2014 based on comments received from stakeholders. Article

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> In examining options for expanding its Medicaid program, New Hampshire is exploring models from the more conservative parts of the Midwest and Southeast, the Concord Monitor reported. Article

> New York is moving forward with a dramatic change in the way its Medicaid program funds housing for thousands of its enrollees, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

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