Deloitte Center for Health Solutions Senior Manager Andreea Balan-Cohen highlighted some of the noteworthy topics during Academy Health’s recent National Health Policy Conference.
Balan-Cohen says the idea of bolstering local health care services to improve communities “resonated” with her. A number of sessions spotlighted some state initiatives which aim to bring about that change.
“These initiatives include adjusting to changes created by the affordable Care Act, implementing policy changes, and working to help ensure that local health care markets work as intended, Balan-Cohen writes.
Balan-Cohen provided the following highlights from the meeting:
- The ACA’s impact on health plans continues to impact communities;
- Hospitals are working more closely with their communities;
- The older version of the hospital ratings program had some unexpected winners; and
- Hospital leaders want to improve value.