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In the wake of an IOM re­port on the cri­te­ria HHS should use to de­ter­mine what ben­e­fits will be “es­sen­tial” un­der re­form, var­i­ous stake­hold­ers are weigh­ing in. The National As­so­ci­a­tion of Pub­lic Hos­pi­tals and Health Sys­tems would like “en­abling” ser­vices—such as lan­guage, trans­porta­tion and case-man­age­ment ser­vices—in­cluded, be­cause they help make med­i­cal care more ef­fec­tive, says Xiaoyi Huang, left, of the NAPH.

Front cover photo by is­tock

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