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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") published the much-anticipated Final Rule for the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System ("MIPS") and Advanced Alternative Payment Models ("AAPMs") pathways to payment pursuant to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 ("MACRA"). A copy of the Final Rule...
Join Hall Render attorneys at the 2016 Conference on Health Reform in San Francisco October 27-28. Takeaways from this informative seminar will include a thorough understanding of the changes that are restructuring the health care system, the relationship between physicians and hospitals, the actions needed to protect future appeal rights of...
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.
In United States of America and the State of Florida, ex rel. Bingham v. HCA, Inc., the employee of a medical office building management firm filed suit against a national health care system in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The...
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.
This is another article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities (Final Regulations) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
On September 28, 2016, CMS released a complete...
The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.
On May 11, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA")1 into law. The DTSA's stated purpose is to bring trade secrets disputes into the federal courts, changing the system under which trade secret law was governed mostly by state law. As part of...
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.
The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will rehear a once-dismissed Title VII sexual orientation case, possibly signaling that the Seventh Circuit will change course and read Title VII as prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination.
Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin; the...
The False Claims Act Blog provides monthly reviews of FCA court decisions, articles related to the FCA and announcements of recent case successes.
In United States of America and the State of Florida, ex rel. Bingham v. HCA, Inc., the employee of a medical office building management firm filed suit against a national...
The Litigation Analysis Blog provides in-depth assessments of the outcomes of current cases across the nation.
On August 30, 2016, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Court) affirmed the circuit courts decision that a plaintiff had not stated a claim on which relief could be granted in an action against a hospital and its employees for alleged violations of Wis. Stat. § 146.82, regarding the confidentiality...
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.
September 30, 2016
CMS Releases Final Rule for Long-Term Care Facilities
On September 28, CMS released a final rule that overhauls the federal regulations that apply to long-term care facilities and creates new compliance obligations for providers. The measure, which goes into effect November 28, 2016, will implement the new regulations...
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