Looking Ahead to Issues Affecting Geriatric Care in 2014
Dr. Stefanacci served as a CMS Health Policy Scholar for 2003-2004, is an associate professor of health policy, University of the Sciences, and a Mercy LIFE physician, Philadelphia, PA; and is chief medical officer, The Access Group, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Dr. Spivack is the founder of the Connecticut Geriatrics Society, and is on the medical staff, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT.
The year 2014 is sure to be significant for geriatric healthcare providers for a number of reasons. The vast majority of the issues affecting geriatric care providers fall into one of three categories: (1) insurance expansion; (2) reimbursement changes; and (3) adjustments to care delivery. President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) more than 3 years ago. While many of its provisions have already been put into operation, the core of ACA will not take effect until 2014. To understand how best to prepare for these changes, this article examines each of these topics in greater detail.
Read the full article, "Looking Ahead to Issues Affecting Geriatric Care in 2014," online at Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.