Though known by many other names, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will have a profound effect on the healthcare industry of this country. As its measures begin their implementation, knowing how they will affect the healthcare industry is paramount for appraisers working in this already mercurial industry. Indeed, as Mark Dietrich describes this legislation in the AHLA/BVR Guide to Healthcare Valuation, 2010 edition, reform will most likely mean a shifting of costs among patients, providers, and employers. Knowing how, where, and why these costs will shift is imperative for any healthcare valuation in 2011.
In the first installment of BVR's Online Symposium on Healthcare Valuation, Dietrich, a Massachusetts-based veteran of previous reform measures, welcomes experts Don Barbo and Greg Anderson for a discussion on how this legislation will impact value and valuation.