Health Policy Series - Affordable Care Act: Implications and Opportunities for Dentistry
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course.

Description:

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing major change to the U.S. health care system. Based on new comprehensive research, this course summarizes key implications and opportunities for the dental profession. Specifically, the course highlights important trends in the dental care sector the past decade, presents new analysis of the implications of the ACA on dental benefits coverage and dental care use, and discusses some of the opportunities for the dental profession in the changing health care environment. The course takes a very big-picture approach, focusing on the broad implications for the dental care system. It does not focus on narrow issues for dentists as a business owner (e.g. medical device tax, providing health insurance to employees) or on specific ACA implementation issues (e.g. which states have federally-facilitate exchanges, requirements for being a qualified health plan). Links to this type of information, as well as basic background on the ACA, are provided in the course materials but they are not discussed.

This course is free to ADA Members only/ $62.00 for non-members and $27.00 for DTM.


Authors:
American Dental Association Continuing Education and Health Policy Resources, Marko Vujicic, PhD Show Full Bios

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand important trends that have occurred in the dental care sector the past decade
  2. Understand the implications of the Affordable Care Act on dental benefits coverage for children and adults
  3. Understand the implications of the Affordable Care Act on dental care utilization for children and adults
  4. Understand the opportunities for the dental profession that the new health care environments will bring
  5. Provide additional resources related to the Affordable Care Act as it relates to dental practices

 


Abstract:

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing major change to the U.S. health care system. Based on new comprehensive research, this course summarizes key implications and opportunities for the dental profession. Specifically, the course highlights important trends in the dental care sector the past decade, presents new analysis of the implications of the ACA on dental benefits coverage and dental care use, and discusses some of the opportunities for the dental profession in the changing health care environment. The course takes a very big-picture approach, focusing on the broad implications for the dental care system. It does not focus on narrow issues for dentists as a business owner (e.g. medical device tax, providing health insurance to employees) or on specific ACA implementation issues (e.g. which states have federally-facilitate exchanges, requirements for being a qualified health plan). Links to this type of information, as well as basic background on the ACA, are provided in the course materials but they are not discussed.


Outline:
  1. Case Pages
    1. Video Presentation
    2. Questions





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