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The face of the Affordable Care Act remains unclear
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President-elect Trump has claimed that repealing and replacing the ACA will be one of his top priorities, although details in early January were not clear, and a complete repeal of the law will be daunting because of the slim majority that Republican lawmakers have in the Senate. Some fear that ACA-fueled efforts “to push the industry toward value-based care could wither.”

IT implications: PwC suggests that health systems should “scenario plan for what they plan to do if, as expected, consumers face higher premium increases and if that will translate to gains or losses of insured consumers. This could add new challenges and complexity for revenue-cycle management systems.