500 organizations want to be ACOs; NAIC warns against increasing Medigap costs;

> About 500 organizations have submitted applications with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to become accountable care organizations, reported FierceHealthcare. Article

> Healthcare consumers in California can now submit complaints about their insurance companies online directly to the state's insurance regulating agency, reported the Sacramento Business Journal. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has been sued by Public Record Media for not responding to a FOIA request for the agency's correspondence with a Minnesota state senator regarding the state's Medicaid waiver status. Statement

> The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is urging the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to not increase Medigap members' out-of-pocket costs, The Washington Post reported. Article

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