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ACA spurs hospitals and health centers to work together
Dot Med News

Under the impending health reform, community health centers expect increased funding and floods of new patients, with hospitals likely seeing a drop in both. Still, hospitals and community health centers alike concur, one is not a threat to the other under the new law. In fact, the two systems seem happy to work together for the greater good – at least for now.

“Many community health centers work in partnership with hospitals to direct patients with non-emergent conditions away from the ERs to the health center,” Amy Simmons Farber, director of communications for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), told DOTmed News.