The patient protection and affordable care act: A primer for hand surgeons

Joshua M. Adkinson, Kevin C. Chung*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Affordable Care Act is the largest and most comprehensive overhaul of the United States health care industry since the inception of the Medicare and Medicaid. Contained within the 10 titles are a multitude of provisions that will change how hand surgeons practice medicine and how they are reimbursed. It is imperative that surgeons are equipped with the knowledge of how this law will affect all physician practices and hospitals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-352
Number of pages8
JournalHand Clinics
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Hand surgery
  • Health care reform
  • Obamacare
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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