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

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

Putting the Affordable Care Act Into Action

Evaluating Obamacare: 2010 to Summer 2013 By Ferd Mitchell and Cheryl Mitchell The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was passed by Congress in March, 2010. (FN1) This very complex new law placed urgent and wide-ranging administrative requirements on federal agencies to move ahead with implementation activities.. Within the next few months, the administrative demands rapidly… Read More Putting the Affordable Care Act Into Action