How will the ACA affect Health Care Delivery/Financing?
ACA seeks to better integrate and coordinate health care delivery and
financing through expansion of health care provided under the
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) umbrella. ACOs were designed to
improve the infrastructure of care delivery by aligning provider
reimbursements to health outcomes and quality. ACO models currently
focus on health care services for the Medicare population. There are
very few ACO type models of care that include any dental services, with
the exception of a proposed Medicaid pilot program in Oregon.
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