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

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

The ACA Needs Outreach Workers, Along With Trainers and Experts

Preparing for Health Exchange Enrollment The Affordable Care Act (ACA) needs outreach workers, and trainers and experts to support enrollment efforts for the new Exchange marketplaces. A working knowledge of public administration—and related practice skills—will be useful. Efforts are being made to deploy large numbers of front-line, local outreach representatives, to include “navigators”, community health… Read More The ACA Needs Outreach Workers, Along With Trainers and Experts

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