In January, 10 of IS Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions will take effect for 2013. Compiled by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, here's a snapshot of the key provisions for 2013:
Launch of Medicare bundled payment pilot. The national Medicare pilot program will evaluate bundled payments for acute inpatient hospital services, physician services, outpatient hospital services, and postacute care services for an episode of care.
Increases to Medicaid payments for primary care. Medicaid payments increase to 100% of the Medicare payment rate for 2013 and 2014. The increase is being financed with federal funding.
Medicaid coverage for preventive services. …