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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