Plenary Lecture 1 - President's Guest Lecture - Don’t Wipe Out! Riding the Wave of Health Reform

Date:October 20, 2014

Time:9:00 am - 9:45 am

Location:HCC Ballroom - Hawaii Convention Center


Robert M. Wah, M.D., American Medical Association


Endowed by a 1987 grant from Ortho Women's Health

Needs Assessment and Description
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has some of its largest impacts in 2014 and 2015. There have been and will be even more changes in the delivery and payment systems in healthcare. Physicians need to be ready to navigate this sea change across health care. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the changes coming in health care due to the Affordable Care Act and other regulations at national and state levels. 
  2. Describe the efforts that are being made to improve the Affordable Care Act for patients and their physicians. 
ACGME Competency
Systems-based Practice 

Which of the following best describes The Affordable Care Act of 2010:
a. It is 2500 pages of legislation that will be implemented over several years without changes.
b. It will help doctors due to national medical liability and tort reform improvements.
c. It will not be implemented since the House of Representatives have voted to repeal it.
d. It has potential to help women’s healthcare with provisions for well-woman visits and prenatal care coverage.


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