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Health Provider News – October 13, 2017

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Posted on October 13, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Survey: Healthcare execs name data analytics, population health among top challenges for 2018 10 Common Physician Compensation Mistakes Most hospitals tie doctor pay to productivity; new research examines how that impacts academic medicine Trump could make waves with health-care order CMS releases star ratings for Medicare Advantage and drug plans, Kaiser earns top... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – October 6, 2017

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Posted on October 6, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

House and Senate Committees Advance CHIP Funding After Congress missed the September 30 deadline to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”), both the House and Senate worked to advance bipartisan CHIP legislation this week. The Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill, known as the Keep Kids’ Insurance Dependable and Secure (“KIDS”)... READ MORE

Health Provider News – October 6, 2017

[10/06/17]

Posted on October 6, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Which ASC company has grown the most in 2017? Five questions on healthcare following Price’s resignation Pence protégé seen as frontrunner to replace Price Congress moves toward funding lapsed federal children’s health insurance program 3 things to know about HHS Acting Secretary Dr. Don Wright 18 things to know about the 6 CEOs... READ MORE

CMS Guidance Impacts Micro Hospitals

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Posted on October 5, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On September 6, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a Survey and Certification (“S&C”) Memo 17-44 with new guidance to State Survey Agencies pertaining to the application of the Medicare statutory definition of  “hospital” and whether a hospital is “primarily engaged” in the provision of inpatient services. CMS clarified that a... READ MORE

New York Hospital Owner Pays $4 Million Real Estate-Related Settlement to Settle False Claims Act and Stark Law Allegations

[10/05/17]

Posted on October 5, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On September 13, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a $4 million settlement with a New York-based hospital owner that owns and operates two hospitals in New York. The qui tam lawsuit was filed July 15, 2013, and the relator was an employed physician at one of the hospitals implicated in the lawsuit... READ MORE

Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for Charitable Institutions to Qualify for Property Tax Exemptions

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Posted on October 5, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

In Michigan, as in many other states, a nonprofit charitable organization must satisfy rigorous requirements to qualify for real and personal property tax exemptions. In Baruch SLS, Inc. v. Tittabawassee Twp., the Michigan Supreme Court recently upheld the landmark Wexford case while clarifying one of Wexford’s six factors to qualify for property tax exemptions. The... READ MORE

CMS Issues Reporting Requirements, Advanced Alternative Payment Model Instructions for Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

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Posted on October 3, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On September 30, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services notified hospitals participating in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (“CJR”) model of certain reporting requirements related to financial sharing arrangements with CJR collaborators (i.e., physicians and other providers who work with CJR hospitals to improve quality and cost performance). The notice, which... READ MORE

Health Provider News – September 29, 2017

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Posted on September 29, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Price to stop private plane use on business during review Evaluating the future of hospital acquisitions of private practices Senate Republicans Say They Will Not Vote on Health Bill Trump vows another healthcare vote next year, eyes executive order 4 financial, strategic and revenue cycle issues health systems are facing CMS postpones October... READ MORE

SAMHSA to Issue Opioid Crisis Funding Through Six Grant Programs

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Posted on September 26, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

In 2016, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (“SAMHSA”) National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 11.8 million people misused opioids, including prescription pain relievers and heroin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2016 is estimating that drug overdose deaths, most of them due to opioids, will exceed... READ MORE

Michigan Senate Committee Recommends Senate Bill Authorizing Dental Therapists

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Posted on September 25, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On September 20, 2017, the Michigan Senate Committee on Health Policy recommended Senate Bill 541 (2017) (the “Bill”), which would authorize licensure for dental therapists in Michigan. The Bill would allow licensed dental therapists to perform certain dental services under the supervision of a dentist pursuant to a written practice agreement. Specifically, the Bill... READ MORE