A focus on the inability to financially sustain the cost of health care will continue with greater emphasis on the value of the care over the volume of tests, procedures and admissions. Providers and regulators will continue to focus on quality and patient safety initiatives as well as linking quality with payment reform. The triple aim of health care reform (better quality, reduced cost and enhanced population health) will also continue to be the focus of all of those groups previously mentioned in today's blog. States would also individually enact stand-alone legislation on some of aspects of the Act. Fortunately, Maryland will continue to make changes and build upon those components of reform already in place.
So far, I am shocked that the Supreme Court's ruling hasn't been leaked to the media, especially in DC where un-named sources run rampant. Actually, that gives me a good feeling about the integrity of the Court.