Affordable Care Act expected to bring more outpatient facilities

Increase in insured patients expected to send more patients to outpatient care rather than the emergency room

July 7, 2014

The Affordable Care Act is expected to bring more outpatient facilities as the increase in insured patients will send more patients to outpatient care rather than the emergency room, according to an article on the Helbring & Associates website.

Access to capital will be one of the biggest challenges for healthcare facilities. According to a survey quoted in the article, 48 percent of respondents said they would be using existing cash reserves for projects.

Tight budgets will also mean that healthcare providers will be renovating and retrofitting rather than building new facilities, the article said.

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