This year, major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 are being implemented, with far-reaching impacts on health-care providers and patients. In addition to implementing requirements under the new law, oncology practices are treating considerably more patients with new exchange-based insurance plans and adapting to changes in numerous existing plans.
To help inform its members about the effects of Affordable Care Act implementation on oncology practices, ASCO has established the online Affordable Care Act Resource Center at www.asco.org/aca, which provides details about the law, new requirements for practices, and effects on patients and patient coverage. It also provides information regarding ASCO’s ongoing advocacy efforts on implementation of the health-care law, useful information about the law for patients with cancer, available at Cancer.Net, and an opportunity for oncology practices to share personal experiences in adapting to Affordable Care Act requirements. ■
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