In the final installment of our three-part series on Making Good Health Profitable, we discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact of adding 20 million people to the health insurance rolls in the Obamacare age. It sounds like a net positive on the surface, but questions remain about access to care, health literacy, and quality of care for parts of this newly-insured population.
Michael Heifetz and Karen Timberlake examine the growth of the insurance rolls from a care delivery perspective and the need for better data surrounding some of the ‘experimental’ steps that health systems are taking to improve access and quality.
Be sure to watch Part 1 where Heifetz and Timberlake discuss the delivery of healthcare and payment system. In Part 2 in this three-part series, they discuss why the measurement of healthcare data needs to become simpler and more consistent across the country.