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Hall Render Alerts provide up-to-date information on topics ranging from general health law to health care reform, HIPAA, employment law, health information technology and health care tax news.


DOJ Announces that 2014 Sets Record for FCA Recoveries and Whistleblower Lawsuits
[11/21/2014]

Yesterday, November 20, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that the United States had recovered almost $6 billion from False Claims Act ("FCA") litigation in 2014, marking the first time the DOJ has recovered more than $5 billion in a single year. With these recoveries, the DOJ reached several milestones. Not...
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Wesley Sylla Joins Hall Render
[11/17/2014]

Hall Render is pleased to announce associate attorney Wesley Sylla, J.D., has joined the firm's Milwaukee office. Sylla practices in the area of health law with a focus on hospital-physician arrangements and transactions, fraud and abuse issues and corporate transactions. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University...
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The Hall Render Blog brings together information on a wide variety of health care topics, including long-term care, labor and employment, litigation and health information technology.


Hospital's Off-Duty No-Access Rule – NLRB Says This One's OK
[11/26/2014]

When can a hospital bar access to the premises when employees are off duty?  According to the NLRB in a recent case, it will depend on the hospital's rule, how it is written and how much discretion the hospital has in interpreting the meaning of "hospital-related business." Cafeteria Operator...
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The Long-Term Care Blog focuses on Medicare, Medicaid and health care reform. In addition to sharing relevant news, it also addresses common questions surrounding compliance, provider specifications and the overall impact of health care reform.


Indiana Medicaid to Reimburse Home Health Agencies for Certain Telehealth Services
[10/31/2014]

Senate Enrolled Act 554 from the 2013 legislative session set the stage for an upcoming change in Medicaid policy that will provide reimbursement for certain telehealth services provided by Home Health Agencies (“HHAs”).  The Indiana Health Coverage Programs ("IHCP") released Bulletin BT201454 earlier this week outlining the policy change that will cover an...
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The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.


CMS Extends EHR Attestation Deadline for Eligible Hospitals
[11/26/2014]

This week the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced that it is extending the deadline for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals ("CAHs") to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record  Incentive Program for the 2014 reporting year from 11:59 pm EST on November...
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The HR Insights for Health Care Blog focuses on a wide range of current labor and employment topics of interest to the Human Resources professional.


Hospital's Off-Duty No-Access Rule – NLRB Says This One's OK
[11/26/2014]

When can a hospital bar access to the premises when employees are off duty?  According to the NLRB in a recent case, it will depend on the hospital's rule, how it is written and how much discretion the hospital has in interpreting the meaning of "hospital-related business." Cafeteria Operator...
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The False Claims Act Blog provides monthly reviews of FCA court decisions, articles related to the FCA and announcements of recent case successes.


Eastern District of Tennessee Denies Interlocutory Appeal of Order Permitting Sampling to Prove Liability
[11/25/2014]

In September, the District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee issued an order denying Defendants’ motions for summary judgment and permitting the government to use statistical sampling to determine liability in a...
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The Litigation Analysis Blog provides in-depth assessments of the outcomes of current cases across the nation.


Indiana Court of Appeals Issues Opinion in Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim
[10/23/2014]

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently ruled the trial court erred in dismissing a patient’s Intentional Infliction of Emotion Distress (“IIED”) claim based on the lack of subject matter jurisdiction.  In this claim, the patient was admitted to the hospital while unconscious and under the influence of phencyclidine, a...
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The Federal Advocacy Blog provides frequent updates on federal health policy developments and a weekly summary of health care-related legislative and regulatory activity in Washington, D.C.


This Week in Washington - November 21, 2014
[11/21/2014]

Ways and Means Releases Draft Hospital Legislation On Wednesday, November 19, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health released draft legislation intended to improve hospital issues in the Medicare system.  The legislation addresses Medicare's controversial "two-midnight" rule, short inpatient stays, outpatient observation status, the RAC audit program and...
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