American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Improving Health Care Quality

In addition to ensuring that all Americans have access to health care, the ACA mandates more attention to measuring outcomes and paying for quality care (value-based purchasing), rather than paying for services and procedures regardless of the outcome (fee-for-service).

As health care moves towards value-based purchasing models, audiologists and speech-language pathologists will need to be able to show that they can provide quality care with measurable outcomes.

Quality Initiatives

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