One thing that wasn't going to change no matter how the Supreme Court ruled on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Physician practices still have to decide for themselves how to deal with health plan contracts.
Summer is a good time to study the question and make decisions before employers' annual open-enrollment deadlines, many of which are in the fall. Physicians or practice managers should examine contract profitability and payer mix so that they can make informed contracting decisions.
Need some quick instruction on a simple way to do that? Join a short TMA lunchtime webinar on July 9. Log on to the TMA Education Center to register.
Action, July 2, 2012