ACA exacerbates primary care doc shortage; Insurers push New York state on transparency;

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> The Affordable Care Act intended to connect consumers to primary care physicians, but the millions of newly insured Americans seeking appointments has only made the nation's shortage of doctors worse, according to the Associated Press. Article

> Insurers and hospitals in New York state continue to push against a planned healthcare cost transparency study, Capital New York reported. They say the data could be easily misinterpreted. Article

> More than 50,000 Marylanders have enrolled in healthcare coverage through the state insurance exchange since Nov. 15, the Washington Post reported. Article

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> One of the best ways to improve population health management is through collaboration between healthcare facilities and community leaders, and a new study examines a variety of successful partnerships to make recommendations for how organizations can work together to improve public health. Article

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> The American Hospital Association wants the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to loosen its new proposed rules regarding kickback prevention in Medicare accountable care organizations, saying that in some areas it will actually impede the delivery of healthcare services. Article

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