May 1, 2010

For ORs, more pressure to perform

By: Pat Patterson

How health care reform will affect hospitals and other facilities will be unfolding for years. There will be some time to prepare. Under the sweeping reform law passed in March 2010, the major expansion in insurance coverage won't take effect until 2014. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the reform legislation will reduce the number of uninsured by 32 million in 2019. Many of the newly covered will enroll under Medicaid,…

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