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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.


End of the 60-Day Refund Road for One New York Hospital System
[08/26/2016]

Executive Summary On August 23, 2016, three New York hospitals (the "Hospitals") and a New York health system, which operated and coordinated a nonprofit network that included the Hospitals (collectively, the "Health System"), entered into settlement agreements (the "Settlement") for approximately $3 million with the United States and ...
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22 Hall Render Attorneys Listed by Best Lawyers
[08/15/2016]

22 Hall Render attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. Hall Render congratulates:   Elizabeth Callahan-Morris, Shareholder, Best Lawyers Since 2014 Lawrence K. Coon, Shareholder, Best Lawyers Since 2007 Norris Cunningham,...
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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.


End of the 60-Day Refund Road for One New York Hospital System
[08/26/2016]

Executive Summary On August 23, 2016, three New York hospitals (the "Hospitals") and a New York health system, which operated and coordinated a nonprofit network that included the Hospitals (collectively, the "Health System"), entered into settlement agreements (the "Settlement") for approximately $3 million with the United States and ...
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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.


Mandatory Federal Remedies for Nursing Homes
[08/12/2016]

On July 22, 2016, the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group released a memorandum that revised Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual (“SOM”) and provided guidance on its policy to immediately impose federal remedies when a deficiency of a certain type is cited. The remedies...
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The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.


Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Promoting Uniformity and How an Employer Can Obtain Heightened Damages for Unlawful Trade Secret Disclosures
[07/5/2016]

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...
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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.


HHS Nondiscrimination Regulations Challenged in Federal Court
[08/25/2016]

On August 23, 2016, eight plaintiffs jointly sued the federal Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") disputing the definition of the term "sex" in recent HHS regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act's ("ACA") non-discrimination provisions. A link to the Complaint is here.  The HHS regulations, which, among...
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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.


9th Circuit Issues Blockbuster Medicare Advantage FCA Decision
[08/11/2016]

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a blockbuster ruling in U.S. ex rel. Swoben v United Healthcare et al., ruling that United Healthcare, WellPoint, Aetna and other major...
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The Litigation Analysis Blog provides in-depth assessments of the outcomes of current cases across the nation.


CMS Issues Guidance on Protecting Resident Privacy and Prohibiting Abuse-Related Photographs and Recordings by Nursing Home Staff
[08/9/2016]

On August 5, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") released a Survey and Certification Memo ("S&C Memo") on protecting resident privacy and prohibiting abuse-related photographs and recordings by nursing home staff.¹  Recent news stories have reported nursing home staff taking unauthorized photographs or video recordings 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.


This Week in Washington—July 15, 2016
[07/15/2016]

Senate Committee Urged to Reform Stark Law On July 12, the Senate Finance Committee heard from hospital stakeholders on various options to reform the Stark Law. Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said he would like to undo what he sees as the law's "outdated regulations." Hatch also stated he would like...
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