A Philosophical Approach to Quality in the Light of Health Care Reform (22nd Annual National Conference)
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 will result in dramatic expansion of publicly funded health insurance coverage for low-income individuals. It is estimated that of the 32 million newly insured, 16 million will obtain coverage through expansion of the Medicaid Program, and the remaining 16 million will purchase coverage through their employers or newly legislated insurance exchanges. While the Act contains numerous provisions to improve access to private insurance, the public sector coverage will be significantly affected. Transplant centers should be concerned about the impact of the reform on the financial aspects of transplantation. In addition, new “models” of health care delivery and expanded support for Comparative Effectiveness Research are in the works. Transplant providers, including transplant centers and physicians/surgeons need to lead this movement, drawing on our experience providing comprehensive multidisciplinary care under global budgets with publically reported outcomes.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Outline the potential changes in the Affordable Care Act that may affect transplant centers
- Describe proactive processes that transplant programs can implement to improve quality and meet the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements
- Discuss the challenges providers and patients will face in light of health care reform and quality-improvement initiatives
Alan Langnas, DO
Chief, Section of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Director of Liver Transplantation
Program Director, Transplantation Surgery Fellowship
Director of Intestinal Transplantation
The Nebraska Medical Center
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers