Navigators face road blocks; Insurance status doesn't affect quality of care;

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> Patients' insurance status doesn't affect the quality of primary care they receive, AAFP News Now reported. Post

> The Massachusetts Medical Society is fighting to keep naturopathic doctors from becoming licensed by the state, MassLive reported. Article

Provider News

> A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that allegations of diagnostic errors, such as rushing through an exam, not making a referral to an appropriate specialist or failure to follow up on abnormal test results, are the most common reason for malpractice suits against primary care physicians (PCPs) in Massachusetts, FierceHealthcare reported. Article

Health Insurance News

> According to a report from Health Care for America Now, 13 states--Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin--have passed laws or regulations that prevent ACA-created navigators from guiding consumers in exchange-related matters, FierceHealthPayer reported. Article

Health IT News

> Researchers from the University of West Florida and the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies in Pensacola, Fla., developed the questionnaire to illustrate how family histories, including first-degree relatives, could be used for research and incorporated into clinical-decision tools, FierceHealthIT reported. Article

And Finally…Long-distance running has gone to the dogs. Article