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CMS says it will delay disclosing data on risk corridors payments made to insurers under the Affordable Care Act. CMS planned to disclose the information Aug. 14, but the release has been pushed back because of inconsistencies in the data. Modern Healthcare.

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Under an Anaheim pilot program, nurse practitioners ride with paramedics on non-urgent calls in an effort to identify on-site treatment options and avoid costly trips to the emergency department. ED overcrowding is an issue that plagues much of Southern California. USA Today.

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A Gallup poll finds states that adopted the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion and operated or partnered with the government on a health exchange saw larger decreases in their uninsured rates between 2013 and the first half of 2015 than states that partially or did not adopt those provisions. California, which expanded Medicaid and ran its own exchange, saw its uninsured rate fall by 9.8 percentage points. Washington Times et al.

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The California Department of Insurance has awarded more than $34 million in grants to district attorney offices across the state to help law enforcement identify and prosecute fraud in the state's workers' compensation program during fiscal year 2015-2016. Gilroy Patch et al.

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A study presented at an American Statistical Association conference finds that pediatric care in California is among the most accessible for privately and publicly insured patients. Still, California has the highest potential to improve access to pediatric care for publicly insured children. Medical Daily's "The Hill," ASA release.

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