The Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Challenges for Physicians

J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Nov;26(8):2243-6. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002088.


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect many aspects of health care across the nation, presenting both opportunities and challenges. Physicians who have a solid understanding of the recent industry trends and the role they will be playing in the post-ACA world will be able to better adapt to the new environment. This article analyzes the implications of the health care reform for physicians and offers recommendations on how to turn challenges into opportunities.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Forecasting
  • Health Care Reform / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Health Care Reform / trends*
  • Health Policy / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Health Policy / trends
  • Humans
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act / trends*
  • Physician's Role*
  • Surgery, Plastic / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Surgery, Plastic / trends*
  • United States