As more people acquire health insurance, they are more likely to seek medical services, have necessary medical procedures and make regular doctor visits, increasing the strain on an already short supply of registered nurses.
Little Rock, AK (PRWEB) September 07, 2012
Travel Nurse Across America http://www.nurse.tv believes the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), will positively affect traveling nurses and the healthcare industry. Along with other Healthcare Staffing Agencies, Travel Nurse Across America is assessing how the Act will impact contingent labor, hospital clients and the company.
The goal of the ACA is to extend healthcare coverage to millions of Americans that are not currently covered by health insurance. It does this through mandates for individuals and employers, subsidies for people who cannot afford coverage on their own, consumer-friendly rules clamped on insurers, tax breaks, and marketplaces to shop for health plans.
Although hospitals and healthcare groups have praised parts of the of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, hospitals still face tough challenges when the 2014 regulations kick in. Although hospitals won’t have to bear as much of the cost of treating the uninsured, according to The Washington Post, they still must comply with quality-care regulations to qualify for reimbursement. Payments will be based on readmission rates and patient satisfaction scores.
Physicians will also be under the same guidelines. Starting in 2015, doctors will get paid for keeping their patients healthy not necessarily for every test and procedure.
As for the individual American, traveling nurse or otherwise, they will be required to secure health insurance under the new bill. The need for travel nurses to take permanent positions to secure full health insurance will no longer be an issue. Though most travel nursing agencies offer health insurance, travel nurses will also have the option to obtain insurance through federal subsidies or private insurance companies without being denied for pre-existing conditions.
Though it will take up to two years for all the regulations in the healthcare reform bill to be in place, analysts say the Affordable Care Act will positively affect the nursing and physician’s field and the staffing agencies that employ them as the demand for healthcare workers will increase when an additional 30 million people become insured. As more people acquire health insurance, they are more likely to seek medical services, have necessary medical procedures and make regular doctor visits, increasing the strain on an already short supply of registered nurses.
With Registered Nurses being in short supply, the Federal Government is issuing additional education incentives and more Federal loans as a way to entice more students towards the medical field and hopefully ease the strain on the nursing industry.
About Travel Nurse Across America
Travel Nurse across America is a national travel healthcare staffing agency that places travel nurse professionals on multi-week travel assignments in client healthcare facilities in all 50 states. Travel Nurse across America was awarded the HCSS Certification with Distinction by The Joint Commission and is a founding member of the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO).
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