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J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Jan;12(1):29-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.09.035.

The impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on radiology: beyond reimbursement.

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1
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Electronic address: ak8jj@virginia.edu.
2
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.
3
Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama.
4
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
5
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
6
ACR, Reston, Virginia.
7
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Abstract

The 2014 ACR Forum focused on the noneconomic implications of the Affordable Care Act on the field of radiology, with specific attention to the importance of the patient experience, the role of radiology in public and population health, and radiology's role in the effort to lower overall health care costs. The recommendations generated from the Forum seek to inform ACR leadership on the best strategies to pursue to best prepare the radiology community for the rapidly evolving health care landscape.

KEYWORDS:

ACR Forum; Affordable Care Act; patient experience; population health; public health; value proposition

PMID:
25557569
DOI:
10.1016/j.jacr.2014.09.035
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