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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.


OIG Warns That Manufacturer Safeguards May Not Prevent Copayment Coupon Use for Part D Drugs
[10/21/2014]

Overview The Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") recently released a Special Advisory Bulletin on the fraud and abuse implications of pharmaceutical manufacturers offering copayment coupons to reduce or eliminate the cost of out-of-pocket copayments for brand-name drugs.  The Special Advisory Bulletin and the...
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Hannah Brown Joins Hall Render
[10/14/2014]

Hall Render is pleased to announce Hannah Brown, J.D., has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office.  Brown practices in the area of health law, focusing on general health law and government relations.  She received her law degree with a Certificate in Health Law from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School...
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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.


OIG Warns That Manufacturer Safeguards May Not Prevent Copayment Coupon Use for Part D Drugs
[10/21/2014]

Overview The Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") recently released a Special Advisory Bulletin on the fraud and abuse implications of pharmaceutical manufacturers offering copayment coupons to reduce or eliminate the cost of out-of-pocket copayments for brand-name drugs.  The Special Advisory Bulletin and the...
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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.


Are Major Changes Coming to Home Health Conditions of Participation?
[10/10/2014]

Deep Dive #1:  The Proposed QAPI Standard The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") released revised home health conditions of participation ("proposed CoPs") on October 6, 2014.  Home health agencies ("HHAs") and the health systems or providers with which they work should take a close look at the proposed...
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The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.


Health Insurance Exchanges Round Two – Is It Time to Expand Your Charity Care Program Through a Premium Support Initiative?
[10/16/2014]

WEBINAR As we move into the second year of open enrollment through the Health Insurance Exchanges, it is time to revisit the issue of Premium Support Programs, an issue that had a bit of a rollercoaster ride during last year’s open enrollment. Has the dust settled enough that you...
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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.


EEOC Challenge to Severance Agreements Is Challenged
[10/14/2014]

The EEOC made headlines earlier this year when it filed suit against CVS Pharmacy, Inc., alleging that the company’s practice of conditioning certain employees’ severance pay on the signing of a separation agreement amounted to a pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of employees’ rights under...
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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.


Safe Harbors Less Safe in Ohio
[10/17/2014]

In a new case from the Southern District of Ohio, US_v_MillenniumRadiology, the court denied a motion to dismiss a False Claims Act suit, finding that compliance with a safe harbor could...
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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 Declines to Create Duty for Teaching Hospitals to Specifically List All Medical Residents on a Consent Form
[09/8/2014]

On September 5, 2014, the Indiana Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the hospital defendant.  Plaintiff asserted teaching hospitals have a duty to specifically identify on its consent forms (both by name and qualification) all medical personnel, including...
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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 - October 17, 2014
[10/17/2014]

Senator Urges Appropriators to Increase Hospital Preparedness Funding On October 13, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) asked the Senate Appropriations Committee to increase funding for the Hospital Preparedness Program ("HPP") to $375 million in light of the Ebola outbreak spreading from West Africa. The...
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