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CCH Offers Complete Text, Explanation, Analysis of Health Care Reform Law

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., April 13, 2010) – Now there’s a single, comprehensive resource from CCH that explains and makes accessible the sweeping changes brought about by recently enacted health care reform legislation: CCH's Law, Explanation and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Including Reconciliation Act Impact. The authoritative new resource provides employers, health, insurance and legal professionals with comprehensive explanation and analysis of every aspect of the Act and its accompanying Health Care Reconciliation Act. CCH is part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a leading provider of information and software solutions for legal, business compliance and human resources professionals (hr.cch.com; health.cch.com).

“Significant portions of this legislation are going into effect as early as this year, and changes will imminently impact thousands of employers, insurance industry professionals and health care providers,” said Janeen Kopale, Director, Corporate Compliance Market. “We’ve committed our editorial resources to making sure that professionals have all the resources they need to understand, interpret and make optimal decisions about every provision.”

The two-volume book includes CCH explanations of all provisions, from insurance market reforms to Medicare and Medicaid program changes, including the revenue provisions that impose new taxes and fees to fund and guide reform.

The legislation covers a wide range of topics of interest to employers and the insurance industry, including enhanced employer responsibility, health insurance exchanges and an individual responsibility mandate. Health providers and beneficiaries will be affected by expanded eligibility rules for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, reimbursement changes for physicians and hospitals to focus on primary and preventive care, provisions to increase coverage in rural areas and expansion of existing value-based purchasing and quality programs for Part A providers.

In all, CCH’s expert analysts crafted nearly 500 explanations detailing the impact of the legislation. To unravel the complexity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by its Manager’s Amendment (Title X) and further by the Reconciliation Act, the book also includes an editorially enhanced version of the new law with all amending language integrated in place in the law text. This integrated version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides readers immediate access to the final, fully amended impact of each provision of the new law.

Text, Reports and Tables

In addition, CCH’s coverage includes the full text of Executive Order 13535 and congressional committee reports that provide significant background information on the law, as well as numerous finding devices to help navigate between analysis and the official text documents.

A number of tables provide at-a-glance information that speeds research. Three tables of effective dates are keyed to sections of the Social Security Act, ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. Other tables correlate sections of the Social Security Act, ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code to CCH explanations, listing the sections of each which have been added, amended or repealed, and listing the Act sections amending each one.

Access to Website

Customers who purchase CCH's Law, Explanation and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Including Reconciliation Act Impact also receive Internet access to the Social Security Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and Internal Revenue Code provisions, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care Reconciliation Act. Any changed, added, or deleted text of these laws will be available on the website, including Amendment Notes detailing the changes. Website access details will be provided in the front inside cover of the book. Purchasers should visit the website to view the amended law and other valuable health reform resources and information.

“This comprehensive coverage and correlation represents an enormous amount of work by the CCH analysts, and the result will be that professionals will save countless hours as they work to understand and interpret this massive reform law in the years ahead,” Kopale said.

For More Information

For more information, including the table of contents of the 2-volume, approximately 2,000-page CCH's Law, Explanation and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Including Reconciliation Act Impact, click here , visit onlinestore.cch.com/?BU=hme or call 1-800-248-3248. Single copy price is $149; quantity discounts are available.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of information and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill. Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company.

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Editor’s Note: For a complimentary copy of CCH's Law, Explanation and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Including Reconciliation Act Impact members of the news media should contact Leslie Bonacum (847-267-7153 or mediahelp@cch.com).

To view the cover of the book, click here.

CCH analysts are available to discuss the tax, employee benefits and Medicare/Medicaid aspects of health care reform. Please contact: Leslie Bonacum (847-267-7153 or mediahelp@cch.com) or Neil Allen (847-267-2179 or neil.allen@wolterskluwer.com ).

CCH also offers timely and expert discussion of health reform, at Health Reform Talk, a blog to help professionals decipher the many codes and puzzles of health care reform. The blog, at http://healthcare-legislation.blogspot.com/, covers a wide range of health reform issues and draws on the expertise of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business analysts.

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business also publishes Health Care Reform Update NetNews, a free weekly newsletter delivered via e-mail. Click here to view an issue of the Health Care Reform Update NetNews.

       


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