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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.


This Week in Washington - January 23, 2015
[01/23/2015]

AHA President Endorses Hall Render Stark Initiative During Congressional Hearing On Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a two-day hearing on the Sustainable Growth Rate ("SGR") and other health-related initiatives.  During the hearing, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) questioned AHA President Richard...
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Register for a Webinar - 501(r) Final Regulations: From Alphabet Soup to Full Compliance
[01/19/2015]

January 29, 2015 - 1:00 PM EST CHNAs and FAPs. AGB and ECAs. The Affordable Care Act brought tax-exempt hospital organizations several new acronyms and, more importantly, imposed numerous requirements that hospitals must meet to retain their tax-exempt status. With the recent release of the Final Regulations under Code Section...
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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.


Jury Awards $2.6 Million to Pharmacist with "Needle Phobia"
[01/28/2015]

Have you ever heard of trypanophobia? If not, it means a fear of needles, which, in this case, resulted in a jury verdict of $2.6 million to a Rite Aid pharmacist whose fear of needles prevented him from giving flu shot immunizations as a required part of his job. Is...
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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.


The Exemption Lives Part II: What Was It Again?
[01/16/2015]

In light of the recent ruling that the revised companionship services exemption COULD NOT go into effect and that the long-standing version of the exemption would REMAIN IN EFFECT, we thought it was worth going back over the original exemption requirements so that home care providers can be sure that...
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The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.


Massachusetts Requires EHR Proficiency for Physician Licensure
[01/7/2015]

In December of 2014, Massachusetts finalized a state law that requires physicians to demonstrate proficiency in using EHRs and/or being a "meaningful user" under the Department of Health and Human Services' Meaningful Use Electronic Health Record Incentive Program ("Meaningful Use Program") as a condition of licensure. Massachusetts' changes to the...
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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.


Jury Awards $2.6 Million to Pharmacist with "Needle Phobia"
[01/28/2015]

Have you ever heard of trypanophobia? If not, it means a fear of needles, which, in this case, resulted in a jury verdict of $2.6 million to a Rite Aid pharmacist whose fear of needles prevented him from giving flu shot immunizations as a required part of his job. Is...
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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.


Seventh Circuit: “Information and Belief” Insufficient under 9(b)
[12/04/2014]

In U.S. ex rel. Grenadyor v. Ukranian Village Pharmacy, Inc. et al., the Seventh Circuit affirmed a trial court’s dismissal  of a whistleblower’s complaint for its failure to provide sufficient specificity regarding...
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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 - January 23, 2015
[01/23/2015]

AHA President Endorses Hall Render Stark Initiative During Congressional Hearing On Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a two-day hearing on the Sustainable Growth Rate ("SGR") and other health-related initiatives.  During the hearing, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) questioned AHA President Richard...
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