Speaker: 2014 will be ‘rocky’ year for ACA

NEW ORLEANS — The Affordable Care Act will have less impact on ophthalmology practices next year than anticipated, William L. Rich III, MD, said here at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. Rich, the medical director of health policy for the AAO, said he strongly supported the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the goals of which are broader coverage, lower cost, new payment models, value-based payments and comparative effectiveness.

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