Editor's note: In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice-management challenges. In this edition of "Practice Makes Perfect," MGMA Innovation and Research Vice President David Gans tackles issue No. 1 on the list: Preparing for reimbursement models that place a greater share of financial risk on the practice.
Our nation's health insurance and healthcare delivery systems are in the midst of their greatest change in recent memory. If it is fully implemented, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 will have a greater impact than any federal legislation since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1964.