FP Essentials™

Health Care Reform

Edition #404 | January 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #404 Health Care Reform

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  • Describe the key provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
  • Identify changes brought about by health insurance reform that are most likely to affect patients.
  • Describe the primary purpose of an accountable care organization (ACO).
  • Define the different types of ACO programs being offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  • Describe the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and what types of outcomes will be measured.
  • Identify differences in how various pay-for-performance programs are structured.
  • Cite the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 7 principles for pay-for-performance programs.
  • Describe the components of health care reform advocated for by the AAFP.
  • Discuss how the PPACA addresses the components advocated for by the AAFP.

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