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The Affordable Care Act: What does it mean for veterinarians?
Dr. Marsha Heinke breaks down what you need to know about this massive piece of legislation--as a veterinarian, as a business owner and as a consumer of healthcare services yourself.


DVM360 MAGAZINE

dvm360 contributor Marsha Heinke, DVM, CPA, CVPM, is concerned about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—often referred to as “Obamacare”—and she thinks you should be too. In this four-part video series, she explains the ins and outs of the law and what it means for members of the veterinary profession.

In this first segment, Heinke looks at the implictions of the Affordable Care Act on the role veterinarians play in society.

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Next, Heinke discusses the bureaucratic load the law places on veterinary hospitals and how practices can stay abreast of all the changes—especially the ones that place specific requirements on them as business owners.

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How do you eat an elephant? In small bites. Start with what you need to know right now in 2013, Heinke advises.

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In this final segment, Heinke describes the impact of the medical device tax—one of the ways the healthcare act will be funded—on veterinary medicine. (Yes, it’s a big deal, she says.)

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