The Affordable Care Act’s tax on high-cost employer health plans will affect an estimated one in four U.S. employers when it takes effect in 2018 and could jeopardize the ever-popular flexible spending accounts (which lets employees set aside pre-tax money for certain medical expenses).
Implementing Affordable Care Act mandated health risk assessments will stretch primary care providers beyond capacity
The Affordable Care Act established a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit that mandates the inclusion of routine health risk assessments (HRAs), but until recently little was known about the extent to which health care providers can routinely engage patients, and about the health risks and patient attitudes that will be uncovered.
Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry utilizes federal program to bring much-needed dental care to North Texas
Dallas residents lacking adequate access to dental care are benefiting from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s community-based clinical training program. Since January, the dental school has formed partnerships with three area nonprofits.
This year, participants in employer-based health plans are likely to see an additional incentive for an annual physical, as provisions in the Affordable Care Act have made it easier for employers to encourage employee health by subsidizing premiums for those who engage in healthy living habits. But that shouldn’t be the only reason you visit the doctor this year.