Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
The Affordable Care Act is the most significant health care legislation to come out of Washington since Medicare and Medicaid were created in 1965. And while it’s been discussed ad nauseam in the media and will very soon reshape health care in the U.S., surprisingly few people — even those who work in health care — are familiar with key provisions about to go into effect. “The Fundamentals of Health Reform: Basic Training for Health Care Professionals,” an upcoming Aug. 29 webinar from Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), will offer an “11th-hour” crash course on the basics of reform just one month before public exchanges begin operating on Oct. 1.
To perform their jobs effectively, individuals who work in health care — for hospitals and health systems, insurers, provider groups and organizations, pharma, brokers/agents and employer purchasers — need a sound, basic understanding of the ACA and its terms and provisions. During this information-packed webinar, two of the nation’s leading authorities on reform — Daniel Schuyler, a director at Leavitt Partners who previously served as the director of technology for the Utah Health Insurance Exchange, and Mark Lutes, a member of the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice at the law firm Epstein, Becker and Green —will review all key provisions and provide guidance for the revolutionary changes about to occur.
In 90 minutes of presentations followed by 30 minutes devoted to individual questions, topics to be discussed during the webinar include:
- Health insurance exchanges (federal, state and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP))
- Accountable care organizations and other payment delivery reforms
- Medicaid expansion
- Medicare/Medicaid dual-eligible programs
- Rate review
- Excise fees and taxes
- Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan
- Early Retiree Reinsurance Program
- Health market reforms
- Hospital readmissions and other quality incentives
- Comparative effectiveness
- Wellness incentives
Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c3r35_082913 for more details and registration information.
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at http://AISHealth.com.