Two Illinois healthcare associations to become one entity in 2016; NY-Presbyterian Hospital plans to close its family medical center;

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>  The lllinois Hospital Association and Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council Boards announced they will become one integrated entity in 2016. Announcement (.pdf)

 >  New York-Presbyterian Hospital intends to close its family medicine center in 2016, according to the International Business Times. Article

Health Payer News

> An analysis of narrow networks on the Covered California health plan marketplace found that in most cases consumers don't need to worry that they are trading quality of care for lower costs. Article

Health IT News

> The Golden State is taking action following large scale data breaches at some of the country's most prominent health systems, which include UCLA Health. Article

Practice Management News

> Despite a bumpy and ongoing transition, the healthcare industry has reached a tipping point when it comes to embracing population health and value-based care, according to presenters at this year's Medical Group Management Association conference in Nashville. Article

And Finally… In sickness and in health. Article