In the months since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was enacted, organizations have been inundated with law and consulting firm client advisories, articles and seminars—all focused on summarizing the new health care reform law. But to what extent have those articles and seminars provided a clear plan of action and said clearly, “Do this”?
This document provides that action plan. McDermott Will & Emery health lawyers—the team recently ranked “Health Team of the Year” by Chambers USA—have prepared this publication to help hospital and health system executives make sense of the new health care reform law, and translate it into specific action steps for their institution.
The following checklist provides hospital and health system executive leadership with concise implementation recommendations to address each of the key themes of the health care reform law: fraud and abuse enforcement, insurance reforms, reimbursement, employment matters, tax-exempt status, information technology, corporate governance and, especially, strategic alliances.
Ultimately, the checklist is intended to serve as a “yardstick” by which hospital and health system executives can measure their progress in responding to health system reform changes.