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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.


OIG Scrutinizes Specialty Pharmacy Arrangement in Unfavorable Advisory Opinion
[08/26/2014]

OIG recently issued Advisory Opinion 14-06, determining that a proposed arrangement for patient referrals to a specialty pharmacy had the potential to generate prohibited remuneration under the Anti-Kickback Statute.  The proposed arrangement involved a specialty pharmacy paying a support services fee to local retail pharmacies when the local...
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Hall Render’s R. Terry Heath Named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”
[08/22/2014]

R. Terry Heath was recently named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Indianapolis Health Care "Lawyer of the Year.” Heath is a past managing partner of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. and the current head of its Business/Tax Section. He has practiced law continuously since 1979 as a health...
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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.


OIG Scrutinizes Specialty Pharmacy Arrangement in Unfavorable Advisory Opinion
[08/26/2014]

OIG recently issued Advisory Opinion 14-06, determining that a proposed arrangement for patient referrals to a specialty pharmacy had the potential to generate prohibited remuneration under the Anti-Kickback Statute.  The proposed arrangement involved a specialty pharmacy paying a support services fee to local retail pharmacies when the local...
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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 Reiterates Need for Discharge Assessment to Non-Certified Beds
[08/29/2014]

On August 25, 2014 CMS issued a survey transmittal regarding the need for nursing homes to complete a discharge assessment when a resident transfers from a SNF and/or NF certified bed to a non-certified bed in the same facility.  CMS issued this transmittal to reinforce to facilities that...
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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.


NLRB's "Solidarity Principle" Opens the Door to More Charges
[08/25/2014]

Protected Rights Expanded in Solidarity We have all become familiar with the protected rights of employees under the National Labor Relations Act. To be protected under Section 7 of the NLRA, employee conduct must be both “concerted” and engaged in for the purpose of “mutual aid or protection.” The question...
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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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