While 2012 was an active year of change for long-term care (LTC) providers, 2013 is expected to be even more turbulent as we get closer to the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which are scheduled to occur in 2014. As a result, 2013 will be focused on four areas: insurance expansion preparation, reimbursement changes, expansion of accountable outcomes, and increased use of electronic health records (EHRs). To avoid pre-election controversy, regulations in these areas, which were previously released at a trickle, have begun to be released at a record pace. As a result, we are now fully engaged in moving ahead with changes to our healthcare environment. This article, the next in a continuing Medicare series, provides an overview of the healthcare changes expected in 2013 and even further into 2014, with special attention paid to LTC providers. Read the full article here>>
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