Tag Archive for ‘ACA’

The College weighs in on leading health care issues

This article summarizes the College’s activities related to several key federal policy areas, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act, enactment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and payment reform, and proposed changes in GME funding.

What does the ACA mean for residents and their future practice?

Major provisions in the Affordable Care Act are described, including insurance exchanges, employer-based coverage, and quality improvement efforts with an emphasis on what they mean for residents and their future as health care providers.

Implementation of the ACA: Turning federal law into state-level reality

A summary of the Affordable Care Act provisions that are to be implemented at the state level, as well as a review of how specific states are addressing Medicaid expansion are highlighted in this article.

Dual eligible beneficiaries: Roles for surgeons under health care reform

Medicare and Medicaid coverage access to care issue for dual eligibles are reviewed in this article. Provisions in the Affordable Care Act that are designed to improve care for this patient population, including those calling for establishment of state demonstration projects, are described.

Trauma and emergency care under the Affordable Care Act

An update on provisions in the Affordable Care Act related to trauma care and trauma systems is provided, as is a summary of surge capacity issues in the current system.

Insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act: How will they affect surgical care?

This article describes the potential advantages and consequences of ACA insurance exchanges and outlines the two types of exchanges established in the law: the American Health Benefits Exchange for individual purchasers and the Small Business Health Options Program for businesses with fewer than 100 employees.


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