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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 - February 27, 2015
[02/27/2015]

  House Ways and Means Committee Advances Medicare Program Integrity Bill On Thursday, February 26, the House Ways and Means Committee approved four bills, including a broad Medicare anti-fraud bill and a measure that would require hospitals to notify patients when they are considered to be under observation status.  The anti-fraud...
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Lisa Lucido Joins Hall Render
[02/20/2015]

Hall Render is pleased to announce associate attorney Lisa Lucido, J.D., has joined the firm's Detroit office. Lucido practices in the area of health law with a focus on supply chain structure and operations, compliance counsel and corporate transactions. She completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University...
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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.


IRS Reports to Congress About Hospitals and Community Benefit
[02/27/2015]

Earlier today at an annual meeting of tax professionals, Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") TE/GE Commissioner Sunita Lough remarked that the IRS recently completed and provided Congress a report on the activities of tax-exempt and other hospitals. Under Internal Revenue Code Section 4959, the Treasury Department or its designee must review the community benefit activities of every...
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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.


Five-Star Ratings to Undergo Revisions
[02/12/2015]

On February 12, CMS hosted an Open Door Forum on the upcoming changes to the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star rating system.  These changes will be effective on February 20th.  Nursing facilities will be able to privately view their revised ratings by mid-morning on Friday, February 13, via their MDS portal login....
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The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.


FDA Finalizes Guidance on Medical Device Data Systems
[02/10/2015]

On February 6, the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA” or “Agency”) released a finalized guidance (the “Guidance”) informing the public that the Agency does not intend to enforce any regulatory requirements applicable to several types of devices and software that transfer, store, convert, format and display...
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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.


Emailing FMLA Notices – A New Risk for Employers?
[02/27/2015]

Providing notice to employees utilizing FMLA can be difficult. Unfortunately, it’s only getting worse. A federal court recently decided the issue of whether an employer, by informing an employee of the FMLA recertification requirement via email, gave proper notice. Although the employer previously sent FMLA notices to 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.


Another Circuit Rules on the Public Disclosure Bar
[02/25/2015]

Today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals joined several other Circuit Courts in finding that an administrative review, and even a repayment to the appropriate government oversight entity, did not...
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The Litigation Analysis Blog provides in-depth assessments of the outcomes of current cases across the nation.


Appellate Court of Illinois: Reputational Harm Insufficient to Defeat Hospitals' Immunity
[02/27/2015]

The Fourth District of the Appellate Court of Illinois reaffirmed that claims by a physician that a hospital's failure to renew his privileges caused actual and intentional harm to his professional reputation are barred by the Illinois's Hospital Licensing Act. Only claims alleging an actual or deliberate intention to physically harm the...
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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 – February 27, 2015
[02/27/2015]

House Ways and Means Committee Advances Medicare Program Integrity Bill On Thursday, February 26, the House Ways and Means Committee approved four bills, including a broad Medicare anti-fraud bill and a measure that would require hospitals to notify patients when they are considered to be under observation status.  The anti-fraud...
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