LegalNotes: Volume 1, Issue 2 - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The second issue of LegalNotes addresses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), also called the "Recovery Act." ARRA provides hundreds of billions of dollars in new health and health care spending, including more than $19 billion to support and promote the adoption of electronic health records. This three-part issue of LegalNotes discusses key areas of the law, including health information technology, privacy and comparative effectiveness.

LegalNotes is a regular online Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) publication that provides readers with short, readable summaries of developments in the law that collectively shape the broader legal environment for efforts to improve quality, reduce health care disparities, and improve the transparency of price and quality information.