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The Affordable Care Act 

HFMA Summary of Key Provisions in Healthcare Reform Legislation

On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, the final piece in Congress’s healthcare reform legislative package. This summary highlights key provisions of the healthcare reform legislation that impact providers.

The Commonwealth Fund's Health Reform Resource Center provides a timeline and summary of key provisions in the Affordable Care Act. 

Payment & Care Delivery Reform Initiatives

Pursuing Bundled Payments: Lessons from the ACE Demonstration

Participants in CMS's ACE demonstration project share strategies and tactics for participating in bundled payment initiatives.


ACO Final Rule Executive Summary and Section Highlights

This document provides a summary of CMS's shared savings program final rule and highlights the rule's changes by section.

Pioneer ACO Model

This document provides noteworthy highlights of what the Pioneer ACO Model is and details of shared savings options.

This HFMA Compendium, "Bundled Payments: An Opportunity Worth Pursuing?" brings together a group of recent articles from HFMA publications exploring potential benefits and risks in bundled payments, as well as strategies and tips for organizations that decide to pursue bundled payment opportunities.


On Posting Standard Charges

This tool offers tips that hospitals can use when complying with the requirement to list standard charges to the public via the internet in a machine-readable format, and to update this information at least annually.


Physician Relationships

This HFMA Roundtable, Investing for a Changing Physician Role, explores ways hospitals are changing their relationships with physicians to support value-based care and how today's changing physician role is affecting capital planning priorities and processes.

Readmission Reduction Program Tool

Use a tool developed by CBIZ KA Consulting Services, LLC that allows organizations to see how their facility is affected by the Readmission Reduction Program. 


Charity Care and Community Benefit

Health reform legislation places new community benefit and financial assistance requirements on tax-exempt providers. 

    CMS Shared Savings/Loss Calculator

    This spreadsheet, based on the CMS final shared savings rule, can be used to calculate potential shared savings/losses from forming a Medicare ACO.

    HFMA’s Payment Reform Project White Papers

    HFMA has led a payment reform thought leadership initiative to identify the principles that should guide changes to the current healthcare payment system and the competencies that providers will need to succeed under reform. The initiative's findings and recommendations are summarized in these white papers: 

    Healthcare Payment Reform: From Principles to Action

    Healthcare Payment Reform: A Call to Action

    Healthcare Payment Reform: Accelerating Success

    Integration in a Reform Environment: Strategies for Success