New year, new laws

Every year brings changes to laws that could effect all of us each day. Some may be small changes while others are major shifts in policies. It’s important for everyone to know the changes that will have an impact on their lives.

• Integrated Health Systems
A new law provides incentives for physicians to join together to form Accountable Care Organizations. From these groups, doctors can better coordinate patient care and improve the quality of care, help prevent disease and illness, and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions. This is part of the changes from the National Healthcare Overhaul. Continue reading

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