The ACA's Next 7 Challenges

As millions of patients gain insurance on Jan. 1, hospital leaders will face several challenging situations.

Despite delays, confusion and technical problems, the clock continues to tick down to the implementation of the majority of the Affordable Care Act's insurance provisions on Jan. 1. Throughout the hospital universe, boards and CEOs have been scrambling to come to terms with the law and still will be sorting out the ramifications years from now. However, neither the complexity of the law and its regulations, the reinstatement of previously banned insurance policies, nor the one-year corporate mandate delay gives hospital leaders a pass when it comes to preparing for the changes a few weeks away.

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