Today’s historic ruling by the US Supreme Court upholding the vast majority of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is good news for healthcare IT proponents who support the many key elements of the law already making a positive impact on healthcare. While the media have focused their coverage of the law on the individual mandate and other political hot potatoes, they have largely ignored the many programs under the law that have nothing to do with insurance coverage but rather provide innovative new approaches to reimbursement. For example, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), which was created by the Affordable Care Act, has launched several programs that have substantial promise in relation to delivery system reform. All Americans – all of us patients — can be thankful that these initiatives will now keep moving forward. The good news, too, […]
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