Dr. Colin Cooke Discusses the Affordable Care Act's Impact on Patient Outcomes
"I think probably most importantly, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to expand insurance coverage for a large population of people," said Colin Cooke, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Dr Cooke also discusses the importance of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in regard to the ACA. Groups will be responsible for the cost of care for their patient population as well as the quality of care. Dr Cooke states that the success of accountable care is dependent upon patients no longer being limited to their choice of provider. He says that the quality of care will improve now that there is accountability for measuring quality.
This video was taken on May 19, 2013, at the ATS 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new healthcare law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.
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The American Journal of Managed Care brought together than 125 diabetes advocates,
providers, and educators, along with health plan leaders and pharmaceutical executives, to
Princeton, N.J. Attendees gained insights into giving persons with diabetes with the right level
of support to manage their disease.
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