Articles, HDM June 29, 2017

Why Reform Legislation Won’t Solve Healthcare’s Ills

by Barry P Chaiken, MD

The Senate’s recently released bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of healthcare delivery and how we fund payment for services. Although the ACA needs improvement to modify economic incentives to drive more strongly towards a reduction in costs and improvement in quality, the bill proposed by the Senate, as well as the one by the House, fails to do anything close to this.

To best understand the failures of the bill, it is important to understand its shifting of incentives that were modified by ACA.

Excerpts from: Why Reform Legislation Won’t Solve Healthcare’s Ills – Health Data Management, June 23, 2017

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