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Year: 2017

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – November 17, 2017

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Posted on November 17, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Bill Introduced to Prevent 340B Cuts On November 14, a bipartisan bill was introduced to prevent CMS from implementing the $1.6 billion cut to the 340B drug discount program. The legislation, introduced by Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), pushes HHS to maintain the current 340B discount rate of Average Sales Price... READ MORE

Health Provider News – November 17, 2017

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Posted on November 17, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL How are states faring with value-based payment initiatives? AMA launches efforts to help physicians harness health data VA moves to digitize health records with $158M contract Amazon to regulators: We won’t use state licenses to sell prescription drugs MACRA: The Yardstick for Quality that Health Systems Need AMGA: 10 median salaries by medical... READ MORE

Matthew Paradiso Joins Hall Render

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Posted on November 17, 2017 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce attorney Matt Paradiso has joined the firm’s Detroit office. Matt practices in the area of health care law with a focus on commercial litigation and corporate transactions. Matt earned his B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 2013 and received his J.D., cum laude, from... READ MORE

Join Hall Render Attorneys at the IHA Legal Forum

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Posted on November 17, 2017 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Join Hall Render attorneys for the IHA Legal Forum on December 5. The Legal Forum is designed specifically for hospital attorneys and executives, as well as those interested in legal topics relating to health care, and offers insight into a wide range of health care legal issues. The program will include presentations on the... READ MORE

OCR HIPAA Guidance for Opioid National Emergency

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Posted on November 13, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The opioid crisis has been declared a national emergency. This crisis presents a variety of legal issues and questions, including the extent to which health care providers can disclose a patient’s protected health information (“PHI”) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). When a patient is incapacitated due to an... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – November 10, 2017

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Posted on November 10, 2017 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

House Advances Tax Reform Legislation On November 9, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced legislation that would overhaul the nation’s tax code for the first time since 1986. The next day, the Senate Finance Committee released its tax reform proposal, which Chairman Orin Hatch (R-UT) said would be advanced by the committee next... READ MORE

Health Provider News – November 10, 2017

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Posted on November 10, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Surviving in limbo: 3 takeaways from physician execs on the transition to value-based care Bipartisan bill looks to change physician anti-kickback law CMS holds value-based purchasing adjustment steady for 2018 Healthcare reacts to 2018 final rule for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program CVS to offer nationwide next-day delivery in preemptive shot at Amazon Study:... READ MORE

Medicare’s 340B Payment Cut: What Does It Mean for All Hospitals?

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Posted on November 8, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) surprisingly finalized a proposal to reduce reimbursement by almost 27 percent for separately payable drugs purchased at reduced prices under the 340B drug discount program (“340B Program”). Currently, all 340B-participating hospitals (“Covered Entities”) except for critical access hospitals (“CAHs”) receive Medicare OPPS payments of... READ MORE

Employee Benefit Provisions in the House Tax Reform Bill

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Posted on November 7, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Republicans in the House of Representatives released the text and summary of H.R.1, their promised tax reform bill. The short title of the bill is the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” It is the first substantive shot fired in the tax reform war that the Republican leadership intends to wage... READ MORE

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