ACAView: Tracking the Impact of Health Care Reform

First Observations Around the Affordable Care Act

ACAView, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and athenahealth, measures the impact of the Affordable Care Act on providers, patients and physicians from 2014 through 2016.

This first comprehensive report analyzes the impact of the ACA through May 2014. The report focuses on the provider perspective, showcasing how the ACA affects the practice patterns and economics of physicians and other care team members around the country.

Key Findings

  • Influx in new patient volume not detected

  • Health care reform widening the Medicaid gap

  • No increase in chronic disease diagnoses among new patients

About the grantee

athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination. The company works with more than 52,000 health care providers across the United States and, via its national cloud-based network, is able to monitor real-time data on financial, operational and clinical characteristics of patient encounters. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.