News tagged with affordable care

Hospital acquisitions leading to increased patient costs

The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by the ...

Oct 21, 2014
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Impact of physician payments sunshine act discussed

(HealthDay)—The Physician Payments Sunshine Act is causing concern for manufacturers and providers, as well as physicians, according to a health policy brief published online Oct. 2 in Health Affairs.

Oct 08, 2014
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An expanding role for nurse practitioners

The 'baby boom' generation – nearly 40,000,000 strong – is aging and many are living with a variety of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The Affordable Care Act, the national health care plan ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Health overhaul signup ends, survives for now

Monday marks the end of the six-month sign-up period for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a highly controversial attempt to reduce the number of Americans without medical coverage, ...

Mar 30, 2014
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Uninsured face hurdles choosing health insurance

The new federal health-care law gives millions of Americans access to medical insurance. However, choosing the right coverage—a daunting task for most people—could be even more difficult for those who ...

Nov 11, 2013
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