Cancer patients start to experience benefits, challenges of ACA; Highmark aims to better coordinate post-acute care for Medicare Advantage members;

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> Under the Affordable Care Act, people with cancer can get coverage even if they lose their jobs and insurance, Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune reported. However, some people still find their premiums or out-of-pocket costs too burdensome, or discover that doctors they thought were covered by their new plans are outside of their network. Article

> Pittsburgh-based Highmark is partnering with naviHealth, a national post-acute care management company, to improve care coordination for Medicare Advantage members after they leave the hospital, Pittsburgh Business Times reported. Article

> Autism coverage continues to grow amid lawsuits. But advocates say gaps remain, requiring federal intervention or voluntary changes by employers and insurers to expand coverage, according to Healthcare Payer News. Article

Health Provider News

> Although many incidents go unreported, emergency preparedness experts say there is a large increase in hospital violence across the country over the past decade and hospitals must prepare for the worst. Article

> Hospitals around the country are now targeting men--opening medical centers solely for the male population to address an untapped market for services such as heart monitoring, hair removal and hormone therapy, according to an article in the New York Times. Article

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