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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its effects on Healthcare Delivery – Part 3

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This article is part of a series: Part 1 Part 2   All of the factors addressed in Parts 1 and 2 of this article… increased patient population, increase in coverage benefits, change in practice/healthcare delivery models, changes in reimbursement models …contribute to intensified and newly created Medical Professional Liability (MPL) issues.  Current MPL litigation trends are showing a reduction in the frequency of claims, but an increase in severity of awards.  Large plaintiff verdicts…

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its effects on Healthcare Delivery – Part 2

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This article is part of a series: Part 1 Part 3   Millions of additional insureds seeking healthcare from the same population of practicing physicians who are receiving ever-reducing reimbursement rates will cause physician practices to change rapidly and dramatically. The formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) appears to be the root of the response to newly created physician reimbursement models. An ACO is a “healthcare organization characterized by a payment and care delivery model…

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Comparative Models of Healthcare Delivery in the Midst of an Expected Physician Shortage

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The Affordable Care Act of 2011 has changed the conventional model of healthcare delivery and payments in an effort to meet the “triple aim” of the IHI goals: Improve the general health of the defined population, enhance the patient care experience, and reduce the per-capita cost of care. Although the ACA will greatly increase patient care, physician access is still expected to be an issue due to increases in the newly insured and aging populations….

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its effects on Healthcare Delivery – Part 1

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This article is part of a series: Part 2 Part 3   Medical practices and the delivery of healthcare are adapting to accommodate current and imminent changes in the patient population, the health coverage available to the patient population, and reimbursement models resulting from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA’s creation of a dramatic and possibly overwhelming influx of new patients with access to healthcare is one of the base forces causing physicians to…

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