Health Care Reform

Spring Issue 2010Newsletters Staying Well Within the Law

Recently signed by President Obama, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its companion bill, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA), will in some form directly impact virtually all Americans and American employers. At more than 2,500 pages in length, the Act is detailed, complex and contains many provisions with both immediate and long-range changes to how Americans receive health care. Understanding and interpreting these sweeping changes is a top priority for all health care providers.

To help our clients sort through the myriad of issues and changes, we dedicate this issue of "Staying Well Within the Law" to addressing the key elements of reform that are applicable to health care providers and employers. We will cover fraud and abuse changes, reform requirements for charitable hospitals, reform timeline for employers, reform impact on employer-sponsored health plans and the physician payment sunshine provisions.

We encourage you to contact the authors of this issue of "Staying Well Within the Law" or any member of the Health Law Practice with questions you may have regarding the PPACA.