Exchange plans have narrower provider networks; UnitedHealthcare tracks comments about its app;

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> Plans offered on health insurance exchanges are in fact more narrow than non-exchange commercial plans, featuring an average of 34 percent fewer providers in their networks, a new report from Avalere concludes. Report

> Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters he does not have a timeline for when he and fellow GOP lawmakers may use a tactic known as reconciliation to try to roll back the Affordable Care Act, The Hill reports. Article

>A UnitedHealthcare team regularly reviews and discusses Apple store reviews of its Health4Me app, Craig Hankins, vice president of consumer engagement products, said Monday, according to MedCity News. Article

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> Patients with critical and medically complex diagnoses fare better and receive less expensive care at long-term acute care hospitals, according to a study published in the July issue of the journal Medical Care. Article

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> The current lack of interoperability between medical devices and other healthcare IT tools represents both a safety dilemma and an ethical issue, according to leaders with the Center for Medical Interoperability. Article

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