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Affordable Care Act (ACA), Nurse Practitioners, and Provider Databases

Monday, April 21st, 2014 | Permalink

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had an uneven beginning but appears to be gaining traction in expanding health insurance to uninsured Americans. The ACA will have an impact on Provider Databases as a result of increases in referrals and changes in referral patterns with new insurance networks.

One other ACA impact on Provider Databases results from the restrained growth in new physicians in the U.S. coupled with the increased retirement of the existing ‘boomer’ generation of physicians.

The demand/supply imbalance coupled with the desire to ameliorate the rise in healthcare costs will undoubtedly lead to greater use of ‘non physicians’ performing primary care services (more…)

 

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