Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Hospitals, outpatient centers, and free standing surgical centers are dependent on many funding sources to pay for their services. Compare and contrast approval/payment from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commercial insurance, and the traditional Medicare program (not a Medicare health maintenance organization [HMO]) available to these types of facilities. How does this impact the strategic management of these facilities?