February 1, 2014

The Affordable Care Act: Overview and Implications for County and City Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disability Programs.

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The Affordable Care Act: Overview and Implications for County and City Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disability Programs.

J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil. 2014 Jan 14;

Authors: Manderscheid R

Abstract
The author begins by reviewing the five key intended actions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)-insurance reform, coverage reform, quality reform, performance reform, and Information Technology (IT) reform. This framework provides a basis for examining how populations served and service programs will change at the county and city levels as a result of the ACA, and how provider staff also will change over time as a result of these developments. The author concludes by outlining immediate next steps for county and city programs.

PMID: 24423031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]



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