Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP
Martha Kern

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The Affordable Care Act was passed in March of 2010 and has brought with it a number of initiatives, pilots and changes in the way care is delivered. Medicare recipients have seen quite a lot of change and must now be mindful of hospital status and eligibility for post-acute care coverage. Service providers continue to adapt, experiment, and seek ways to survive in an environment that may be costing them money while simultaneously keeping their customers away.

Although there are few “big picture” statistics available, the results of all this change are beginning to show up in measurable and interesting ways. Here, then, are some figures that reflect both success and failure, and a marketplace that is far from settled:

 

The changes triggered by the Affordable Care Act are far from finished. As more data becomes available, we will continue to report on progress posted in various spheres of the health care system, and the many “tweaks” that will likely be developed to correct unforeseen problems and resolve lawsuits.

 

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