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To ensure the Affordable Care Act's Navigator program improves access to care for all Americans, the American Public Health Association submitted comments this week on the proposed rule outlining new standards for Navigators and other assistance personnel.
Computerized nursing — a new trend in hospitals and other health care settings — is helping deliver quality care, according to a presenter at this week's Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Boston.
Health insurance options for every U.S. citizen take effect Jan. 1, 2014, under Affordable Care Act provisions. To prepare, many states governments are revamping their health care delivery systems in advance.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation calls it “the revolving door syndrome.” In the U.S., one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital is readmitted in 30 days, largely because four out of every five patients have no direct communication with their doctors after leaving the hospital.
Year-end fiscal negotiations continue to stall; 117 million Medicare claims denied in 2010, prompting more aggressive senior response; and Georges Benjamin, APHA executive director, discusses gun deaths with Huffington Post. Read these and other public health stories for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.