Resources for Understanding and Implementing Health Care Reform

Now that the health care reform legislation has become law, several organizations have produced resources to help providers better understand how the new reforms will affect them and when the various aspects of reform are expected to be implemented. As more of these become available, they will be added below.

Health reform resources from the Catholic Health Association:

HHS website to help consumers and providers understand health reform:

The Commonwealth Fund Health Reform Resource Center

Summary of the New Law

Congressional Research Service, 140 pages, detailed summary of Medicare-specific provisions in the new law

American Hospital Association, 16 pages, summary of the most significant changes affecting hospitals and other employers

White House, two pages, key provisions effective immediately

American Hospital Association, five pages

American Hospital Association, 94 pages, detailed summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act

Health Policy Alternatives, 169 pages, summarizes every section of the new law

Kaiser Family Foundation, 13 pages

Catholic Health Association, three pages

Healthcare Financial Management Association, 30-slide PowerPoint, includes timeline

CCH/Wolter Kluwer Tax Briefing, seven pages

Timeline for Implementation

New from AHA, 20 pages

Kaiser Family Foundation, five pages

America’s Health Insurance Plans, one page

Michigan Health & Hospital Association, 5 pages

Calculating the Cost

American Hospital Association, two calculators to estimate coverage expansion benefit and payment impact, login required

For more information, or to suggest other items for this list, please contact Scott McConnaha, director of corporate relations.