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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.


DOJ Enters into $98.15 Million Settlement Agreement with Large Operator of Acute Care Hospitals
[08/12/2014]

Executive Summary On August 4, 2014, the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced a settlement of a staggering $98.15 million with the nation's largest operator of acute care hospitals ("Health System").  The settlement resolves multiple lawsuits filed under the qui tam (whistleblower) provisions of the federal False Claims Act...
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Sixteen Hall Render Attorneys Named Best Lawyers
[08/19/2014]

Sixteen Hall Render attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015.  Hall Render congratulates: Elizabeth Callahan-Morris, Shareholder, Best Lawyers Since 2014 Lawrence K. Coon, Shareholder, Best Lawyers Since 2007 Arthur F. deVaux, Shareholder, Best Lawyers Since 2013 Scott J. Geboy, Shareholder,...
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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.


Employers Should Avoid Common Errors While “Doing Their Homework”
[08/19/2014]

Essentially all of our clients conduct pre-employment background checks on their employees. These background checks generally include a criminal history and license, certification and/or registration records. Sometimes these checks also include driving and/or credit records. All of these reports are considered "consumer reports" under the Fair Credit Reporting Act...
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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 Extends HHA Moratoria in Select Metro Areas
[08/11/2014]

Since July 2013, CMS has instituted a moratorium on new home health agencies ("HHAs") enrollments in Miami and Chicago areas.  Earlier this year in February, CMS added Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Dallas and Houston to the moratorium.  This month, CMS has renewed the moratoria for all six locations for an...
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The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.


FCC Proposes New Definition of Broadband
[08/8/2014]

On Tuesday, August 5, the Federal Communications Commission proposed changing how it defines high-speed Internet to download speeds of 10 megabits per second (Mbps) for a service to qualify as broadband. The FCC currently defines broadband Internet as 4 Mbps download speed. The FCC is seeking public comment on...
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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.


Employers Should Avoid Common Errors While “Doing Their Homework”
[08/19/2014]

Essentially all of our clients conduct pre-employment background checks on their employees. These background checks generally include a criminal history and license, certification and/or registration records. Sometimes these checks also include driving and/or credit records. All of these reports are considered "consumer reports" under the Fair Credit Reporting Act...
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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: E-Rate Suit Survives Public Disclosure Bar
[07/29/2014]

By Drew B. Howk The Seventh Circuit reversed a district court’s decision finding that it lacked jurisdiction over a whistleblower’s claim under the False Claim Act’s public disclosure bar. In U.S....
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The Litigation Analysis Blog provides in-depth assessments of the outcomes of current cases across the nation.


Levies for Liens: New Risks for Judgment Creditors
[08/4/2014]

In Associated Bank, N.A., v. Jack W. Collier, 2014 WI 62, the Wisconsin Supreme Court (the "Court") held that a judgment creditor must levy a debtor's specified non-exempt personal property in order to obtain a priority lien. Prior to Collier, a judgment creditor could impose an equitable lien, superior to...
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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 – August 1, 2014
[08/1/2014]

Congress Urges FCC to Clarify Meaning of Not-for-Profit Hospital On August 1, members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the FCC to clarify the meaning of "not-for-profit hospital" utilized by the Universal Service Administration Company ("USAC") when determining...
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