This week, HMS Healthcare Management Solutions, Inc. will kick off our new blog series, The Affordable Care Act, One Year Later. The ACA has represented the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the 1960’s. Initially created to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance by lowering the uninsured rate and expanding public and private insurance coverage, the ACA has been making steady progress since its implementation. Although it did get off to a shaky start (to say the least), the ACA’s provisions are finally beginning to take ahold to change the landscape of healthcare-one that puts demands on healthcare providers and payers for efficiency, quality and transparency.
Stay tuned to the HMS blog as we investigate the effects of the ACA one year since its launch.