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Health care reform impact: what’s already happening, what’s going to happen Regis College panel free and open to the public

March 20, 2013

March 23 marks the third anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act. While not fully implemented, ACA is already affecting the health care system, reducing hospital readmissions, increasing access and enhancing preventive care. Massachusetts led the way with state law that, since 2006, has increased access so that today more than 98 percent of people are covered. Trips to the emergency room have declined by as much as much as eight percent. Now the challenge is to control burgeoning costs. How are we doing that, and are there lessons for the nation in the Massachusetts experience?

Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with a Massachusetts Health Reform Update on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Upper Student Union Lounge in Alumnae Hall.

Join Moderator Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, President of Regis College, as she and our panel of experts focus on where we are going with cost containment in health care in Massachusetts and nationally. What further can we expect with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act? What reforms will occur in payment and delivery and quality of care as the state seeks greater transparency, efficiency and innovation? How will anticipated changes be felt by patients, families and health care providers? Come and ask the experts!

Presenters

Michael Doonan, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum

Carolyn Langer, MD, JD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer-Massachusetts Health Director-Office of Clinical Affairs, University of Massachusetts Medical School, a key player in health reform.

Gene Lindsey, MD, President and CEO of Atrius Health and Harvard Vanguard Associates, who developed “accountable care organizations.”

John McDonough, DPH, MPA, Professor, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership, Harvard School of Public Health, for decades a fighter for affordable health care for all.

The Regis College Leadership Series on Health was established in 2007 by former President Mary Jane England, MD, in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. The unique series of lectures designed to challenge the community to develop new skills to build awareness of contemporary health and wellness issues and learn to effect positive change. The second spring 2013 event will be held on April 24 and will explore new developments in the treatment of allergies, including celiac disease.

The panels are free and open to the public. Pre-registration by the Friday prior to each event is available, and preferred, for nurses and social workers who wish to earn free contact hours. The series is hosted in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. For more information, call 781-768-7001, or e-mail presidents.lectureseries@regiscollege.edu. Regis College is located at 235 Wellesley St., Weston.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Massachusetts Association for Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact carol.dorr@regiscollege.edu, for the status of social work CE accreditation.

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