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Health Care Reform. The debate surrounding health care reform focused on the need to improve access to health care, expand coverage and increase quality while decreasing overall health care spending. The challenge now is to navigate the numerous and significant changes to our industry that are following. These changes are expected to affect virtually all aspects of health care delivery - hospitals to home health and payers to peer review. And these changes will create both opportunities and challenges. As the nation's largest health care focused law firm, Hall Render is uniquely positioned to stay informed of all aspects of health care reform and to assist you in responding to the important opportunities and challenges that it will create. Health law is our business.
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Significant Changes to DSH Under Proposed 2014 IPPS Rules
[05/17/2013] IRS Releases New Required Form for TEB VCAP Submissions
[03/11/2013] States Continue Consideration of Medicaid Expansion and Insurance Exchanges
[03/04/2013] Employers Benefit from Delayed Effective Date of March 1, 2013 Required Notice under the Affordable Care Act
[02/06/2013] Update: With Little Advance Warning, the OIG Begins Extrapolating Errors Identified in Hospital Medicare Compliance Audits to Entire Universe of Similar Claims
[10/12/2012] CMS Releases Updated Medicare Shared Savings Program FAQs
[08/14/2012] see more articles
Poll Finds Dislike Of Health Law, But Lack Of Support For Its Repeal [04/24/2014]
Bare-Bones Health Plans Survive Through Quirk In Law [01/16/2014]
August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: A Look At The GOP As The Republican Convention Draws Near [08/16/2012]
MEDTalk: Treating Congestive Heart Failure and the Role of Payment Reform [04/16/2014]
Recommended Reading: Houston Law Review Frankel Lecture and Commentaries Offer Valuable Analysis of the Affordable Care Act and Guideposts for Continued Reform
Accountable Care Organizations have become the buzz concept in health care today...
One of the basic goals of health care reform is to lower costs while increasing quality...
The Affordable Care Act was designed to provide health insurance coverage to the millions of Americans who are currently without coverage...
The Affordable Care Act and related health reform initiatives signal the federal government's intent to continue aggressively fighting fraud and abuse under the federal health care programs...
Health care reform has ignited a vigorous debate about the policies and constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act...
The passage of the health care reform and the HITECH Act will combine to greatly increase the focus upon and opportunities presented by health information technology...
The passage of sweeping health care reform is expected to affect Hospitals and Health Systems more than any other health industry group...
Long-Term Care providers will feel the effects of health care reform via increased disclosure requirements, oversight, and public access to provider information, as well as a renewed emphasis on community based care aimed at enabling beneficiaries to remain in their homes...
There is an increased emphasis on the availability of physician services and eliminating fraud and waste in our nation's health care system as part of health care reform.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) started the shift to becoming a value-based purchaser well before health care reform...
Among the many changes to current health care laws and regulations, the Affordable Care Act places additional requirements on tax-exempt organizations...