Change can be tough, Dr. Boss said, particularly for providers who have been in practice for many years and are now finding that the healthcare system is rapidly evolving. “But I do remain optimistic that the idea behind the Affordable Care Act is to make healthcare more accessible and more valuable to the patient,” she added. “So that’s my bottom line: We have to roll with the changes and remain relevant and highly visible as a sub-specialty. We must stay closely in the game in terms of measure development and measure reporting, creating what we feel are important quality indicators of care. The essential idea is to provide quality care to patients.”
Explore This IssueJanuary 2014
Bryn Nelson is a freelance medical writer based in Seattle.