Things are about to get complicated. On October 1, 2013, health insurance exchanges, now often referred to as marketplaces, are scheduled to be open to start enrolling people in health plans for next year. On January 1, 2014, most of the provisions of the ACA will be in effect, including a variety of new health insurance regulations, and in some states, Medicaid eligibility expansions. For the rest of this year and the beginning of next, there are likely to be a few bumps in the road as all these new programs and systems are rolled out. There is certain to be a lot of political rhetoric and rumors flying every which way. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released a couple simple fact sheets that may help clear up some of the confusion.

10 Things Providers Need to Know

10 Things to Tell Your Patients