Date: TBA

The presentation offered by the American Chiropractic Association will focus on three main provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) signed into law in March, 2010:

  1. Establishment and Impact of State Exchanges
  2. Determination of “Essential Benefits” Package
  3. Implementation of Section 2706 (Provider Non-Discrimination)

All three (State Exchanges; Essential Benefits; and Non-Discrimination) are scheduled to be in place by 2014. We believe the ultimate impact on the chiropractic profession will be determined by the confluence of all three of these issues and how they work in relation to each other to impact the overall marketplace.

The presentation in brief:

  • Outline of Chiropractic Summit action related to the PPACA
  • Description of resources developed for doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic organizations and the need for grassroots lobbying
  • Establishment and impact of state exchanges
  • Determination of “Essential Benefits” package
  • Implementation of Section 2706 (Provider Non-Discrimination)
  • A look ahead to further PPACA implementation
  • A primer on what doctors of chiropractic can do to become involved in the process

Main Campus
John Falardeau, Vice President of Government Relations for the American Chiropractic Association
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
5-9 pm Room CC 405

R.S.V.P. using the Palmer CareerNetwork

Learning objectives:

  • Comprehension: Participants will become familiar with key components of the PPACA; be able to describe these components, and associate on how these components will affect their practice and patients.
  • Knowledge: Participants will be able to identify one or more key components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act PPACA; indicate important provisions to patients, and be able to state key issues to policymakers.
  • Application: Participants will be able to translate key components of PPACA to their colleagues and patients; illustrate to policymakers issues and concerns related to chiropractic, and demonstrate a working knowledge of the health reform law.
  • Analysis: Participants will be able to appraise key provisions of PPACA; analyze those areas of immediate impact on the profession, and appraise where impact will occur.