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State and federal health care reform: what lies beyond the bumps in the road?

March 3, 2014

Regis College panel free and open to the public

March 23 marks the fourth anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). Massachusetts led the way with its own version in 2006. At both levels, problems with implementation, especially with website enrollment, have dominated the headlines. But Massachusetts has increased access so that today more than 98 percent of people are covered. Preventive strategies have increased, and trips to the emergency room have declined. ACA is also affecting the health care system, with young adults staying longer on their parents’ policies and exclusions for pre-existing conditions barred. Overall, how are we doing, and where are we going? That will be the focus of an upcoming event at Regis College in Weston.

Regis College continues its Leadership Series on Health with a Massachusetts Health Reform Update on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 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 care and costs of 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

Stuart Altman, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brian Rosman, JD, Research Director, Health Care for All, Boston, MA

Jean Yang, MBA, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Insurance Connector Authority, Boston, MA

Jeanette Clough, MS, MHA, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA


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 2014 event will be held on April 23 and will explore new developments in the treatment of diabetes and its complications.

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 activity has been submitted to the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., for approval to award contact hours. Massachusetts Association for Registered Nurses, Inc., is accredited as an approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

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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