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On June 30, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued draft guidance delaying the enforcement of key track and trace requirements of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act ("DSCSA") for Dispensers1 until November 1, 2015 ("Guidance"). Specifically, the FDA indicated that it does not intend to...
Hall Render is pleased to announce attorney John Bowen has joined the firm's Indianapolis office.
Bowen practices in the area of health care law with a focus on regulatory, compliance, corporate transactional and physician alignment and integration matters. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and his...
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.
On June 30, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued draft guidance delaying the enforcement of key track and trace requirements of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act ("DSCSA") for Dispensers1 until November 1, 2015 ("Guidance"). Specifically, the FDA indicated that it does not intend to take...
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.
On March 13, 2015, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission ("MedPAC") released its annual report to Congress ("Report"). The Report contains MedPAC's recommendation for improvements to Medicare payments to providers as well as recommendations on controls to help combat fraud and waste. As usual, MedPAC has concerns about home health...
The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.
On June 4 and June 10, the Rural Utilities Service will host webinars focused on the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. These webinars will inform participants about the major eligibility and regulatory requirements of the program and provide detailed guidance on how to submit a successful grant application....
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.
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a landmark opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all 50 states and that there is no lawful basis for a state to refuse to...
The False Claims Act Blog provides monthly reviews of FCA court decisions, articles related to the FCA and announcements of recent case successes.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals just issued its decision in US ex rel. Nelson v. Sanford-Brown, Ltd.. This decision is sure to find its way into briefs and arguments for...
The Litigation Analysis Blog provides in-depth assessments of the outcomes of current cases across the nation.
The Journal of the American Medical Association recently reported data breaches have affected 29 million medical records. Of that number, approximately 60 percent of the breaches between 2010 and 2013 resulted directly from theft. These statistics reported by JAMA should leave many hospital administrators nervous about the possibility of...
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.
Supreme Court Rules for White House in ACA Subsidies Case
On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act's ("ACA") health insurance subsidies can continue to flow to residents of states that are using HealthCare.gov. The 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell preserves the structure of...
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