ABA Health eSource
June 2010 Special Edition

eSource Chair's Column
By Lisa Atlas Genecov, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP, TX

David HilgersBy all accounts, the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) is the most broad sweeping legislation to become law in decades. Its impact touches every sector of the U.S. economy and every American family. It will likely take many years to fully understand the impact it will have on our healthcare delivery systems and our reimbursement mechanisms for the delivery of care.

Given the broad scope and impact of the Affordable Care Act, it is no surprise that its passage has caused a proliferation of articles addressing its various provisions. The ABA Health Law Section’s eSource Editorial Board has received numerous articles on a variety of topics addressed by the Affordable Care Act, to the point that the Editorial Board has decided to create a series of Affordable Care Act Special Editions to keep the ABA Health Law Section members informed on cutting-edge topics important to the health law bar.

This is the first of such Special Editions. Based on interest and supply of articles, we intend to publish such number of Special Editions as the number of articles we receive allows. We are seeking articles that cover essentially any aspect of the Affordable Care Act, as long as the article meets the analytical and style requirements of eSource.

If you are interested in submitting an article for a Special Edition, please contact Simeon Carson at Simeon.Carson@americanbar.org with a brief statement of your topic idea. You will be promptly notified whether your topic has been accepted.

Our next Affordable Care Act Special Edition will be published in July and will cover fraud and abuse and related topics.

We hope you enjoy these Special Editions of eSource.

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