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As health reform unfolds, involve the patients
USA Today

More than ever, I find myself fielding questions from patients about the health care reform law. The most common one is, “How will reform affect me?” It’s a complicated question, with a different answer for each patient. But as the law’s full effects unfold, one of the more significant changes will be in how patients interact with their doctors. This sea change became clearer in March, when the Department of Health and Human Services proposed rules encouraging health providers to operate in teams.