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Study Shows Doctor Engagement Critical to Reaching Health Reform Goals

Posted by Carah Counts on July 27, 2016

Study Shows Doctor Engagement Critical to Reaching Health Reform Goals | Carah Counts | Employer Healthcare Strategies blog by CareATC, Inc.In the last days of the Obama administration, people around the world continue to scrutinize how well the Affordable Care Act is working.

Most of Obamacare's goals are noble, but are presented with great challenge when catalyzed by real world healthcare systems. The Administration calls upon doctors for feedback to better understand the implications of Obamacare's incentives.

In some cases, they're not working as expected. For example, certain incentives cause hospital CEOs to increase hospitalizations as much as possible, regardless of patient need. According to some industry analysts, some of the most efficient healthcare delivery falls outside these traditional industry structures.

To the author, the answer is physician engagement. Doctors can observe inefficiences in the complexities of the Affordable Care Act. When they speak up, they are able to help adjust the system to something more efficient and mature.

Read full article at Forbes.

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Carah Counts

Carah is a Product Manager here at CareATC. When she's not busy working on our product strategy and roadmap, she dabbles in the occasional creative project or blog post.

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