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Controller Series: Medical Care and Health Insurance (1)Controller Series: Medical Care and Health Insurance (1)

While nearly 7 years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty have continued to plague business decision-making. The roles and responsibilities of CPAs and finance professionals, meanwhile, has continued to expand. This course is part of a series of short courses that will explore key economic and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come. 

This one hour course will examine and walk-through key features of the Affordable Care Act, with particular emphasis on its past and future impact on costs. Special focus will be given to the role of the financial professional in analyzing and forecasting the risk for an organization as it relates to health and insurance-related issues.

Credits: 1
Estimated Length: 1 hour(s)


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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basic features of the Affordable Care Act

  • Recognize the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care costs

  • Identify basic benefits of the Affordable Care Act 

Major Topics:  

  • ACA impact in the U.S.

  • Two-tier health care system

  • Health care inflation

  • The future of medical care and recommendations

  • Benefits of the ACA

  • ACA delays

  • Premium increases

  • Concierge medicine

  • The future of healthcare and recommendations 

Field of Study:  Specialized Knowledge  

Recommended CPE Credit Hours:  1.0 

Course Level: Basic 

Prerequisites:  None 

Designed For: CPAs, industry accounting and finance staff, C-level corporate officers 

Authors:  Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA

 Publish Date:  07/01/2016

Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA
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