ACA Anxieties Aside, Majority Well-Positioned
for Value-Based Reimbursement
As healthcare faces a new year and the United States a new president, the Affordable Care Act's post-election fate is top of mind for respondents to the Healthcare Intelligence Network's 2017 Healthcare Trends survey. In identifying their organizations most formidable 2017 challenge, 10 percent referenced either the election, ACA uncertainty or the incoming presidential administration. As one respondent stated, 'the ability to pivot based upon disruption due to the Trump administration' would be a key skill for the year ahead.
Respondents are also gearing up for the January 1, 2017 kickoff of programs tied to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). In identifying their MACRA pace, 9 percent said they will participate for the full calendar year, while 9 percent said they will participate in an Advanced Alternative Payment (APM) model in 2017.
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This white paper is an excerpt from Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2017: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry, HIN's 13th annual business forecast, which is designed to support healthcare C-suite planning during this historic transition as leaders prepare for both a new year and new presidential leadership.
This 30-page resource begins with a set of metrics that document healthcare organizations' top concerns, challenges and successes in 2016, based on responses to HIN's November 2016 survey. These metrics provide a snapshot of value-based activity and readiness in the industry, including anticipated MACRA participation in 2017 and positioning for value-based reimbursement.
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