As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be implemented, we want to be sure that you, as part of the medical community, are kept informed of all the latest developments and the impact on you and your office.
Facing off to patients and the community every day puts you in the spotlight, and we are committed to helping keep you versed in the new law and its requirements.
What this means to you:
As your patients may look to you for guidance on their coverage, here are some key features to remember:
- In 2014, the ACA >requires most individuals to be covered by health insurance> to avoid a penalty. And the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplaces will bring opportunities for new patients.
- More >preventive care and wellness visits> will be covered in full.
- The >transition to Electronic Medical Records> will continue with the hopes of reducing errors, improving care and allowing for easier care coordination. Professionals may also be eligible for incentive programs based on their adoption of electronic records and the capabilities used.
- A focus on improving quality and controlling costs leads the way for greater adoption of models, such as the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Accountable Care Organizations (link to HHI), that reward value and better health outcomes, unlike the current fee-for-service system.
Partnering for better health
As more people are getting access to health care, it’s even more important to focus on the quality of care patients receive. Care coordination is an integral part of this goal. Through PCMH and ACO models (link to HHI), we are demonstrating our commitment to working with you to find ways to make health care more affordable and ensure that everyone is getting the best value for their health care dollars.