REDUCING THE COST BURDEN OF DIABETES: THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATION.

REDUCING THE COST BURDEN OF DIABETES: THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATION.

Reducing the Cost Burden of Diabetes:

The Potential Impact of the Accountable Care Organization

Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Ataa Nyamekye

Innocent Ogbue

Mabel vonGoins

New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Capstone, Spring 2013

Executive Summary

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In regards to President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148, 2010) or ACA, the goal is to offer all Americans affordable health care, health insurance reform, improve patient resources and reduce hospital and operation cost.

The goal of this project is to ensure that Gotham Hospital continues to operate efficiently while meeting President Obama’s new ACA criteria and continue to provide quality care to its patient community. The team plans to offer several recommendations that will ensure Gotham is in compliance with ACA/ACO, as well as compare and analyze the effects of Pre and Post ACA hospital operations and elaborate on the hospital’s concern about how it can reduce the cost of chronic diseases particularly diabetes using its disease management program.

The project outcome is simple; to increase enrollment/utilization of the diabetes disease management and prevention at Gotham Hospital taking into account its diverse uninsured/underinsured population. The team will assess the current diabetes program at the hospital, offer recommendations and design a proactive program that will help increase utilization of diabetes care services at the Gotham Hospital.


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