Most Healthcare Providers Support PPACA

Nine out of ten healthcare providers support the PPACA and see it as "a step forward in addressing U.S. long-term care issues," according to a survey by Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction.

However, 86 percent said the PPACA needs to undergo "major changes or revisions."

Here are nine more statistics on healthcare providers' view of the PPACA.

1. Eighty-three percent of respondents believe the PPACA will benefit U.S. citizens.

2. Seventy-one percent said the PPACA will improve healthcare quality and outcomes.

3. Over half of respondents, 58 percent, think the PPACA will reduce the number of uninsured citizens.

4. One-third of respondents see the PPACA as an opportunity to "compete and win."

5. However, 72 percent of respondents feel the PPACA has challenged their financial situation.

6. Thirty-one percent said they have started reducing spending and finding efficiencies in response to the PPACA.

7. Approximately one-fifth of respondents have made few changes so far.

8. An overwhelming majority, 95 percent of respondents, said ambulatory and clinic facilities will grow in prominence over the next three years.

9. Overall, healthcare providers are still more pessimistic about the future of the industry, with optimism levels falling from 85 percent in 2012 to 60 percent in 2013.

Mortenson Construction surveyed approximately 200 healthcare administrators, facilities leaders and healthcare architects at the Fall 2013 Healthcare Design Conference.

This article was edited at approximately 4 p.m. CST to include the survey sample demographics.

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