Speech The Financial Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Hospitals and Health Systems

The Financial Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Hospitals and Health Systems

Both Medicare and Medicaid have implemented changes to their respective reimbursement schedules and are adopting an aggressive approach to innovative payment models. This includes expanding eligibility, risk-based payments, and rate adjustments such as the disproportionate share reimbursement change. This presentation reviews the major reimbursement elements from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and focuses on understanding the financial implications of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement changes. In addition, this presentation outlines recommended actions to prepare for health exchanges, including how to optimize provider reimbursement.