Rollup Image Page Content Stay up to date on how the Affordable Care Act will impact your practice and patients In the Spotlight States Continue to Work on Medicaid Expansion UPDATED APRIL 4 Read about efforts to fund state Medicaid expansion in Arkansas, Indiana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Maine and Georgia. Learn more... Value-Based Payment Modifier Program Ramps Up UPDATED APRIL 4 Find out how the value-based modifier can reward you for providing patients with higher quality health care at a lower cost.Learn more... ACA Enrollment Rises as Deadline Nears UPDATED APRIL 4 Experts estimate that anywhere from 5.4 to 6 million people will ultimately enroll for coverage in ACA insurance marketplaces in 2014.Learn more... View Past Articles By the Numbers Click image to enlarge: Click image to enlarge: Affordable Care Act Tools and Resources Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) What is an ACO?: Learn how ACOs provide quality care while keeping costs down Health Care Delivery Breakdown of Health Care Delivery ACA Provisions: View details related to Medicare Shared Savings Programs and other health care delivery regulations Health Information Technology (HIT) Breakdown of HIT Provisions: Learn how the ACA will impact HIT enrollment and protocols Adopting Electronic Health Records: Learn about financial incentives for EHR adoption WEBINAR EMR Implementation-Lessons Learned: DOs discuss their experiences with EMR implementation WEBINAR Learn How To Qualify for the CMS Meaningful Use Payment: Get specifics on transitioning from stage one to stage two of the CMS EHR incentive program Regional Extension Centers (RECs): View contact information for each state's REC Health Plan Coverage Breakdown of Health Plan Coverage Provisions: Learn about coverage improvements, options and individual/employer responsibility Medicare Part D Breakdown of Medicare Part D Provisions: Get specifics on Medicare coverage gap discount programs and more Primary Care Breakdown of Primary Care Provisions: View information on how the ACA will impact bonus payments and increase Medicaid payments for primary care Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Principles: View key characteristics of the PCMH model developed by the AOA in collaboration with other health care organizations Build a PCMH: Get step-by-step plans and tools for building a PCMH from the American Academy of Family Physicians VIDEO PCMH: A Road Map for Success in the Changing Health Care Payment and Delivery Arena: View video highlights from the AOA's presentation at OMED 2012 Prevention and Wellness Breakdown of Prevention and Wellness Provisions: Find out how the ACA's focus on prevention and wellness will impact your practice State ACA Implementation - Medicaid Expansion MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED Downloadable Toolkit: Access a variety of tools for states, including an implementation timeline and a state Medicaid expansion status map, as well as sample talking points and advocacy letters Workforce Breakdown of Workforce Provisions: Learn about the ACA's focus on primary care training enhancement Health Insurance Marketplace MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED Health Insurance Exchanges: Read about the issues to consider before contracting with a health insurance exchange. Download widgets and badges you can use on your website View a video about the Health Insurance Marketplace Graduate Medical Education Breakdown of Graduate Medical Education ACA Provisions: Learn how various provisions within the ACA will affect postdoctoral training. Share This Your browser does not support this functionality. Did You Know? The White House reports that insurance companies must submit premium increases of 10% or more for review by experts. In 2012, 6.8 million Americans saved an estimated $1.2 billion on health insurance premiums after their insurers cut back on planned increases as a result of this process. Educating Your Patients HealthCare.gov: Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace and learn about the latest developments for patients. What Patients Should Know: Use this checklist to prepare your patients for ACA changes Local Assistance With Marketplace Enrollment: This online tool allows patients to input their geographic location to obtain local assistance with enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Important Deadlines June 30, 2014: Deadline to prevent the 2% penalty for the e-Prescribing Incentive Program in 2015. Physicians who have not successfully e-prescribed 10 times will be penalized 2% in 2015. July 1, 2014: Last day to begin the 90-day reporting period for first-year participants in the 2014 Medicare EHR Incentive Program. A 1% penalty begins Jan. 1, 2015 for physicians who are not meaningful users of certified EHRs. Oct. 1, 2014: Deadline for first-year participants to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 Medicare EHR Incentive Program in order to avoid the 2015 penalty. View full list of deadlines Resources from CMS EHR Incentive Program Audit Overview: Get details about the audit process for physicians attesting to receive an incentive payment for the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. EHR Incentive Program Education Center: CMS provides physicians with a variety of resources to assist with EHR implementation. Products and Articles: Browse brochures, fact sheets, drop-in articles and talking points you can incorporate into your communications with patients. Training Materials and Presentations: Find presenter slides, speaker notes the provide an overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace and more.