Patient Volumes, Chronic Disease Diagnosis Not Increasing Under ACA

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth have released the first in an ongoing series of comprehensive reports based on the organizations' ACAView, a joint initiative that measures the impact of the Affordable Care Act on providers, patients, and physicians.

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As I try to look on the positive side of most things, but there are many things not to like about ACA. IF the data is clean with a high confidence level, the cost of this thing is moving towards palatable. Those states which expanded Medicaid the population which this legislation is targeted appears to be taking advantage, so in that sense it's not a waste of money. Initially my though was this thing is going to be expensive, but this group places the most pressure on the system overall. It seems to me targeting, educating and facilitating access for this group has a potential huge cost savings. There's ample data supporting well care - sick care; however as mentioned above, something not to like is we're already experiencing a shortage of Prime Care Physicians, it appears to me this will drive cost up for those outside this population; haven't seen anything in this legislation as of yet which addresses this.
Posted by Michael E | Saturday, July 19 2014 at 9:19PM ET
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