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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.


Happy 50th Birthday Medicare and Medicaid: Midlife Crisis or the Golden Years?
[07/30/2015]

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law what we now know as the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  They came into being after a long political gestation period that can be traced back to President Theodore Roosevelt's proposals for a national health insurance system in 1912 and...
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Richard Davis Joins Hall Render
[07/20/2015]

Hall Render is pleased to announce that attorney Richard Davis has joined the firm’s Milwaukee office. Davis focuses his practice on Electronic Health Records, General Business Transactions & Services, Hospital & Health System Counsel, Labor & Employment, Litigation & Risk Management, Managed Care and Pharmacy & Pharmacy Benefit Management....
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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.


Happy 50th Birthday Medicare and Medicaid: Midlife Crisis or the Golden Years?
[07/30/2015]

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law what we now know as the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  They came into being after a long political gestation period that can be traced back to President Theodore Roosevelt's proposals for a national health insurance system in 1912 and...
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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.


CMS Proposes Comprehensive Revision of LTC Requirements for Participation: Review of New Regulations for Facilities
[07/16/2015]

Introduction CMS has proposed a comprehensive revision of the requirements for participation for long-term care facilities (the "Requirements") for the first time since 1991.  The proposed regulations reflect the significant changes in technology, resident care and facility demographics since 1991.  CMS states the proposed regulations are designed to optimize resident...
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The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.


USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program Announced for 2015
[06/8/2015]

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....
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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.


Confidential Workplace Investigations – a Dilemma for Employers
[07/28/2015]

Employees in the private sector have a legally protected right to engage in concerted activity for their mutual aid and protection. The NLRB has interpreted this to mean that employees have the right to discuss among themselves ongoing confidential investigations initiated by the employer in response to workplace complaints....
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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.


CMS Proposal to Limit Incident to Billing
[07/10/2015]

This week, CMS released the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule for CY 2016 (“Proposed Rule”).  In an effort to ensure that billing physicians/practitioners have a “personal role in, and...
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The Litigation Analysis Blog provides in-depth assessments of the outcomes of current cases across the nation.


Are Medical Records an Easy Target for Hackers?
[04/17/2015]

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...
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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 - July 24, 2015
[07/24/2015]

Ways and Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on MedPAC Recommendations On July 22, the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the recommendations on hospital payment and access to care issues made in a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission ("MedPAC") report to Congress in June. Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX)...
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