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 Q:   What OB/Gyns Need to Know About the ACA This March 2014 article in Contemporary OB/GYN discusses benefits to patients and doctors, individual and employer mandates, plan costs, and payment restructures for providers.

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 Q:   ACA Provisions Impacting Pulmonary Medicine This brief from the American Thoracic society examines the provisions that have been enacted that will impact both patients and providers in the form of a timeline from 2010 to 2015.

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 Q:   Affordable Care Act Provider Toolkit This ACA toolkit was developed by Everthrive Illinois in 2012 to familiarize healthcare providers with the background and key provisions of the act, and answer some of their most frequently asked questions.

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 Q:   Tips on Enhancing Billing Capacities for Safety Net Providers A fact sheet from the National Association Academy for State Health Policy to help answer billing questions that may arise for safety net providers during implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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 Q:   Domestic Violence Screening and Counseling Under the ACA This tool kit is intended to help health care providers understand the new federal rules regarding interpersonal and domestic violence. It focuses on working with women and adolescents who have a lifetime exposure to violence and abuse, and lists already existing resources for identifying and effectively responding to abuse. (more…)

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 Q:   How the ACA Will Strengthen Primary Care and Benefit Patients, Providers, and Payers The United States has undervalued and underinvested in primary care for decades. This January 2012 brief by the Commonwealth Fund describes how the Affordable Care Act will begin to address the neglect of America’s primary care system and, wherever possible, estimates the potential impact these efforts will have on the primary care system.

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 Q:   Chronic Disease Management in the Affordable Care Act A February 2011 brief from Health Reform GPS about provisions in the Affordable Care Act to encourage chronic disease management as part of the overall emphasis on improving the efficiency of health care. ACA provisions incentivize active self-management by patients, provide opportunities for reimbursement of providers, and provide federal support for development of chronic disease management programs.

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