Health Reform Timeline
What Changes and When
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Effective January 1, 2012
The healthcare reform law provides incentives for physicians to join together to form "Accountable Care Organizations." In these groups, doctors can better coordinate patient care and improve quality, help prevent illness, and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions. Other provisions taking effect in 2012 include preventive care guidelines for women, a standardized Summary of Benefits & Coverage, Uniform Glossary, and Health Coverage Cost reporting on employees' W-2s for large employers (250+ W-2s).
Learning Links & Tools
Source: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, §3022; Department of Health and Human Services.
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