Is Healthcare Breaking Bad or Headed In the Right Direction?
The future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an even bigger elephant in the room now that a Republican has been elected to the Oval Office. But instead of waiting or wavering, hospital and health system leaders need to continue to focus their efforts on improving quality and reducing costs. Click on the following links to learn about the trends that will significantly impact healthcare over the next year and steps providers should take to prepare for the future.
Trend 1: Don’t Devalue Valued-based Care - The pressure to improve quality will continue, no matter the fate of ACA. Providers need to focus on what’s known: Americans living longer with chronic health conditions; healthcare spending approaching 20% of U.S. economy; Medicare projected to reach insolvency in a decade.