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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.


CMS Issues Final Overpayment Refund Rule
[02/12/2016]

Executive Summary On February 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") issued its long-awaited Final Rule ("Final Rule") implementing the overpayment reporting and repayment provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"). The Final Rule clarifies certain provisions set out in the February 14, 2012...
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Barbra Nault Joins Hall Render
[01/6/2016]

Hall Render is pleased to announce attorney Barbra Nault has joined the firm's Anchorage office. Barbra focuses her legal practice on health care, business and corporate transactions, employment law and business advice. She regularly advises health care clients on business organization and governance, regulatory compliance and commercial transactions. Barbra serves...
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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.


CMS Issues Final Overpayment Refund Rule
[02/12/2016]

Executive Summary On February 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") issued its long-awaited Final Rule ("Final Rule") implementing the overpayment reporting and repayment provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"). The Final Rule clarifies certain provisions set out in the February 14, 2012...
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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.


Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule 2016: Ready or Not, Here Comes Value-Based Purchasing
[11/3/2015]

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, CMS issued the pre-publication copy of the final home health PPS rule for CY 2016 ("the Rule").  The Rule adopts most of the proposals from July but makes a few key changes. Rates, Payments and Home Health Spending Although CMS makes several key changes to the...
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The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.


2015 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline Extended
[02/11/2016]

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced that the attestation deadline for the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program ("Meaningful Use Program") is changed from February 29, 2016 to March 11, 2016. The new deadline applies to all eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals...
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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.


Retaliation Continues to Be the Number One Type of Charge Filed with the EEOC
[02/12/2016]

On February 11, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Office ("EEOC") released its data for charges and claims litigated in 2015. Below are the highlights. A total of 89,385 workplace discrimination charges were received. More retaliation charges were received than any other type of claim enforced by the EEOC. Retaliation charges constituted almost 45 percent of the...
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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.


60-Day Overpayment Rule Released
[02/11/2016]

CMS has released its final 60-Day Overpayment Rule, providing clarity to the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) amendment to the False Claims Act (“FCA”) that created FCA liability for failure...
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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.


Hall Render's This Week in Washington - February 12, 2016
[02/12/2016]

Obama Releases FY 2017 Budget On February 9, President Obama released a $4.1 trillion budget outlining spending proposals and priorities for fiscal year 2017. Nearly one-fourth of the budget is allocated to CMS for the agency's entitlement programs. The proposal also provides $82.8 billion in discretionary funding for HHS...
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