2013: What’s Around the Corner for the Health Care Industry?
Major elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are scheduled to be implemented in 2013, including health insurance exchange (HIX)open enrollment, and new rates for small groups. But health cost containment will be the year's central theme as the federal government tackles deficit reduction involving possible cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and other health programs; states wrestle with their portion of Medicaid funding and possible coverage expansion; and employers and consumers grapple with health inflation and increased insurance costs.
In “2013: What's around the corner for the health care industry?” Dr. Paul Keckley, Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, shares his views on what developments these industry stakeholders should expect within the next year and beyond.
- Acute hospitals
- Post-acute providers
- Commercial health insurance companies
- Medical technology manufacturers
- Biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturers
- State and federal oversight agencies