In This Issue:

- Many States Want More Oversight of Health Insurance Navigators

- Insurers, Hospitals Argue Over Who Pays When Enrollees Default

- ACA Increases Scrutiny of Doctors' Gifts, Payments

- States Continue to Contract with Managed Care Firms Despite Woes

- Health Providers Team Up to Standardize Debt Collection Practices

- Nurse Practitioners to Fill Void as Physician Shortage Worsens

- Hospitals Continue Buying More Physician Practices

- Number of Rural Hospitals Continues to Decline

- Excerpt from Many States Want More Oversight of Health Insurance Navigators:

For millions of Americans, the face of health reform will be a friendly, eager-to-please customer service representative on the health insurance exchanges whose title will be"navigator." With the health insurance exchanges set to open for business Oct. 1,thousands of these navigators are now in training, but they have also become the latesttarget in the continuing partisan war over health reform.

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Topics:  Affordable Care Act, CMS, Debt Collection, Gulf Oil Spill, Healthcare, HIPAA, Hospitals, Insurers, Kickbacks, Medicare, OIG, Physician Gift-Ban Law, Rural Health Care Providers, Sunshine Act

Published In: General Business Updates, Health Updates, Insurance Updates

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