Most health, mental health, social service and human service organizations will be affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and agencies should be involved now in proactive community service planning. If you have services that provide direct health or mental health care, social services, skill building and support, you may find that:
- The service delivery infrastructure changes based upon the payment of more services through ACA;
- More community based services will be covered through third party payments handled by Managed Care Organizations (MCO), and fewer through state grants and contracts;
- Competition for services will increase with larger organizations more able to respond to the quality of care, data and information system requirements.
Make sure that your agency and providers in your field work to shape your state’s policies that will determine which services are covered. Work with your state nonprofit association and provider groups.
Anne Hays Egan, New Ventures Consulting
EzineArticles Expert Author
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