Implications of the Affordable Care Act on Surgery and Cancer Care.

  title={Implications of the Affordable Care Act on Surgery and Cancer Care.},
  author={Andrew P. Loehrer and George J. Chang},
  journal={Surgical oncology clinics of North America},
  volume={27 4},
  • A. Loehrer, G. Chang
  • Published 1 October 2018
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Surgical oncology clinics of North America
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Insurance status and high‐volume surgical cancer: Access to high‐quality cancer care
It is reported that patients who are insured by either Medicaid or Medicare and uninsured patients are less likely to undergo surgery at high-volume hospitals versus patients with private insurance, and less complex procedures may be better targeted using quality-improvement collaboratives to improve outcomes at all facilities—regardless of volume.
Understanding the Implications of Medicaid Expansion for Cancer Care in the US: A Review.
This review provides an overview of the fundamental principles and nuances of Medicaid expansion, as well as the implications for cancer care, to better prepare investigators and their audiences to fully understand the implications of this important health policy initiative.


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act dependent coverage expansion: Disparities in impact among young adult oncology patients
Little is known regarding the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion (ACA‐DCE), which extended private insurance to young adults (to age 26 years) beginning in 2010, on the insurance status of young adults with cancer.
Early impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on insurance among young adults with cancer: Analysis of the dependent insurance provision
The authors examined the early impact of the ACA (before the implementation of insurance exchanges in 2014) on insurance rates in young adults with cancer, a historically underinsured group.
Insurance denials for cancer clinical trial participation after the Affordable Care Act mandate
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a mandate requiring most private health insurers to cover routine patient care costs for cancer clinical trial participation; however, the impact of this
Impact of Health Insurance Expansion on the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer.
The 2006 Massachusetts health care reform, a model for the Affordable Care Act, was associated with increased rates of resection and decreased probability of emergent resection for colorectal cancer.
United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps.
  • B. Obama
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • 2016
Policy makers should build on progress made by the Affordable Care Act by continuing to implement the Health Insurance Marketplaces and delivery system reform, increasing federal financial assistance for Marketplace enrollees, introducing a public plan option in areas lacking individual market competition, and taking actions to reduce prescription drug costs.
Higher health care quality and bigger savings found at large multispecialty medical groups.
This belief that integrated delivery systems offer better care at lower cost has contributed to growing interest in accountable care organizations by comparing the costs and quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries in twenty-two health care markets by physicians who did and did not work within large multispecialty group practices affiliated with the Council of Accountable Physician Practices.
Centers for medicare and medicaid services: using an episode-based payment model to improve oncology care.
An episode-based model of oncology care that incorporates elements from several successful model tests is designed, hoped that this model will demonstrate how oncologists care in the US can transform into a high value, high quality system.
Three-Year Impacts Of The Affordable Care Act: Improved Medical Care And Health Among Low-Income Adults.
Assessment of changes in health care use and self-reported health after three years of the ACA's coverage expansion in three states found improvements in affordability of care, regular care for those conditions, medication adherence, and self -reported health.
Elimination of cost‐sharing and receipt of screening for colorectal and breast cancer
The aim of the cost‐sharing provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to reduce financial barriers for preventive services, including screening for colorectal cancer (CRC)