253692 Changing the Incentives: How the delivery of health care will be impacted by the ACA

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:50 PM

Mary MacDonald , Healthcare, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC
Discussions on the impact of the new health reform law have focused primarily on access issues who will be covered, how will they get coverage, who will pay. But the law also lays out the blueprint for a radically changed delivery system that could lead to better, cheaper, more effectively-coordinated patient care and significant changes for frontline workers. The transition to these new structures Accountable Care Organizations, Patient-Centered Medical Homes, etc. could be a difficult one.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the changes that the Affordable Care Act will have on the delivery of health care. Describe the obstacles to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as Director of AFT Healthcare for 15 years and have been actively involved in monitoring national health policy and creating presentations on the structure and economics of care delivery.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.