Homework Question on Impacts of ACA Policy
- In your essay, I would like you to focus on the impact of the ACA policy/law in the following areas , in your role as a Healthcare Administrator
- Impact on Health Care Facilties: hospitals, physician practices/clinics, long term care facilities, positive or negative
- Impact on Health Plans……Medicare, Medicaid, private health plans that provide coverage (health exchanges), and impact for coveage under employer based health plans
- Special models developed as a result of ACA……primary care medical homes/accountable care organziations
- Impact on health coverage for our population…..what is “population health” and what is the impact under ACA *stating facts/statistics are important in analyzing impact of policy
- *use as many sources as needed
Homework Answer on Impacts of ACA Policy
The ACA will profoundly change the health benefits that the employers offer employees employers through employer covered health plans. The provisions will have a huge impact on nursing by providing opportunities through expanded roles in leadership, practice, quality practice improvement, research, technology, and innovation. ACA establishes a series of new reporting requirements for skilled nursing facilities covering issues such as ownership, accountability, expenditures and quality data, whereby comparative review of information, from the website, by Medicare enrollees will be conducted.
It will be driven by coverage mandated by the ACA, and the requirement that employers with 100 or more employees will now offer health benefits to all full-time staff under the Employer Mandate.Teitelbaum & Wilensky (2013) argues, “Prices for many products, such as medical equipment and devices, are excessive…instead of the government setting prices, market forces should be used to allow manufacturers and suppliers to compete to offer the lowest price” The ACA requires Medicare to expand competitive bidding for equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies to all regions by 2016.
A nationally representative study conducted in 2010 found out that more than 55% of the women were without health insurance for longer than a year; and 27% of women had long-term coverage gaps of more than 4 years. Longer periods without coverage can place women at risk for delays in treatment and gaps in preventive care, ultimately affecting health outcomes (Teitelbaum & Wilensky, 2013).