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Reform Now Past the Point of No Return

Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, January 6, 2012

In fact, only 40% of our respondents believe that PPACA will lead to better access to healthcare services. That's because they anticipate that a bitter irony of the law's legacy will be that many healthcare organizations simply won't be able to cope with what they see as the law's draconian effect on their bottom lines.

That means such entities, without the financial resources to reinvent themselves, eventually will go away. And they assume that no other entity will find it profitable to enter where those who went before them failed.

I've written about this funky possible outcome before. Such an outcome would indeed be disastrous, but it's far from certain. After all, what does coverage mean if you can't get access because the reimbursement for your coverage is so poor?

Of course, I'm just skimming the surface of the enlightening information we uncovered in the report. Take a look and see if it helps you determine the best strategic options for your organization, whether you lead a multi-site hospital system, a small physician practice, or even a home health agency.

Finally, the silos are breaking down, and healthcare is becoming more integrated. That's something to cheer about—at least for patient care. For healthcare leaders, how to get there without becoming a statistic is the real challenge.


Philip Betbeze is senior leadership editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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Patrick Plemmons (1/6/2012 at 2:54 PM)
This despicable legislation is a death warrant for freedom, and not just in healthcare. Luckily, the Supreme Court will rule on its constitutionality and I'm confident that at least the mandate will be struck down. Perhaps a new administration will deliver the coup de grace in 2013.