ACA Implementation & Connection Analysis

How ACA Could Have Gone Smoother By Cheryl H. and Ferd C. Mitchell During 2013, implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was illustrated by new types of interactions among all of the organizations involved in the health care system. Insurance companies, employers, providers and many other types of organizations started to interact in different… Read More ACA Implementation & Connection Analysis

Balancing Short-Term & Long-Term Program Objectives

Another View of the ACA By Ferd H. Mitchell and Cheryl C. Mitchell One of the most difficult administrative tasks is to deal with the implementation of new programs that involve both short-term and long-term objectives. Adjustments in short-term activities can cause large changes in outcomes for long-term objectives. There are often numerous short-term pressures… Read More Balancing Short-Term & Long-Term Program Objectives

Learning From ACA Implementation Problems

By Ferd H. Mitchell and Cheryl C. Mitchell Federal and state administrative strategies to cope with the implementation problems of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are beginning to become more transparent to outside viewers. The federal Health Exchange (at http://www.HealthCare.gov )  is mired in technical problems. The response has been to appeal to enhanced “fix-it”… Read More Learning From ACA Implementation Problems

ACA Accreditation Can Raise Administrative Issues

By Ferd H. and Cheryl C. Mitchell Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all of the Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) sold through the new Health Exchanges must be accredited. Two groups have been approved to conduct such accreditation activities, while an application from a third group is being processed. According to the ACA statutes, the… Read More ACA Accreditation Can Raise Administrative Issues

Organizational Challenges Under The ACA and Management Alternatives

By Ferd and Cheryl Mitchell Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has raised numerous challenges for administrators and managers. Insight into these challenges may be obtained by looking at two of the different management techniques that may be applied to problem solving. The first approach consists of top-down directives with sufficient control and authority… Read More Organizational Challenges Under The ACA and Management Alternatives

ACA Consumer Assistance to Affect Administrative Procedures

By Ferd and Cheryl Mitchell Recent federal regulations have established complex new consumer-assistance activities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). State and local governmental units; nonprofits, such as  community health centers; and private health care facilities are all likely to become involved in education and outreach efforts to potential applicants for health insurance through the… Read More ACA Consumer Assistance to Affect Administrative Procedures