The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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Literature Review The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has brought about a reform in the healthcare industry. With the increased emphasis on more positive patient outcomes and cost-effective treatments, it is challenging healthcare practitioners to deviate from the norm of everyday medicine and holding them accountable for how they practice healthcare. The success of the PPACA reform is being measured through comparative research initiative and through the establishment of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The PCORI data is used by the federal government in order determine if the PPACA is in fact effective in reducing healthcare costs while still ensuring positive treatment outcomes. The PCORI…show more content…
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) with the creation of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has sought out to provide health care providers and other organizations in the medical field, research and data to make better decisions about providing healthcare. These decisions are of course centered on patient-outcomes and cost effectiveness. Since the creation of the PCORI it has focused on very general topics in the medical field and may not address a large enough scope of issues before its reauthorization in 2019. The PCORI needs to focus on more specific and quickly effective issues to maintain its relevancy The Patient-Centered Outcome Research has shown favorable evidence that the PPACA is accomplishing its goal of patient-centered care and better outcomes. The research is of interest to insurers and other researchers. Although the research is in its infancy the PPACA has shown an improvement in patient-provider relationships. Summary The first article written by Kinney is addressing whether the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will measure whether the PPACA is indeed helping to bring about outcomes that are indeed more patient centered. It asks the question, “Can New Bottles Accommodate Old Wine?” The author seems to be stating this question in order make the reader think of can
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