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An Internist’s Practical Guide to Understanding Health System Reform

This Guide is intended to serve as a practical resource for internists on health system reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in March 2010. The Guide is organized by the year in which a policy issue is to be implemented, making it easily apparent which new policies may be impacting physicians/patients immediately. Simply click on the policy provision of interest, in any given year, to find a summary of that provision of law, in an easy “frequently-asked-questions” format. Additional resources and information on each topic are also included in each summary.

*Updated October 2013.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. 2010 Reforms

III. 2011 Reforms

IV. 2012 Reforms

V. 2013 Reforms

VI. 2014 Reforms

VII. 2015 Reforms and Beyond

VIII. Conclusion

ACP Policies and Recommendations

This library is a collection of ACP's Clinical Guidelines, Ethical Guidelines, Policy Statements, and copies of testimony and letters to government and non-government officials.

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