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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 - July 25, 2014
[07/25/2014]

  Congress Objects to Possible Changes to Medicare Group Appeals Process On July 23, Senate Commerce Committee member Dan Coats (R-IN) and House Ways and Means Committee member Todd Young (R-IN) sent a joint letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner raising concerns over a provision in the FY 2015...
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Stephanie Hudson Joins Hall Render
[07/28/2014]

Hall Render is pleased to announce associate attorney Stephanie Hudson, J.D., has joined the firm as in-house counsel for Mercy Health. Hudson advises health care providers on a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters, including hospital/physician joint ventures, physician practice acquisitions, physician alignment and clinical integration.  Hudson also...
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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.


Seventh Circuit: E-Rate Suit Survives Public Disclosure Bar
[07/30/2014]

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. ex rel. Heath v. Wisconsin Bell, Inc., the Court held that even though...
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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.


Senators Recommend Changes to Recovery Audit Contractor Payment System
[07/15/2014]

At a recent roundtable, the Senate Special Committee on Aging criticized the Medicare claims review process, suggesting it unfairly burdened providers and failed to improve program integrity. The senators blamed the current payment system for the auditors and suggested moving from an arrangement that currently incentivizes recovery of...
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The Health Information Technology Blog focuses on topics such as data privacy and security, EHRs, HITECH and mobile devices.


Costly Software License Audits Could Affect IT Partnerships
[07/7/2014]

Hospitals, health systems and other large users of Microsoft, Adobe and similar software are experiencing increased license auditing.  Because of the dynamic nature of the IT environment, most users operate in varying degrees of compliance with their license agreements.  In the event of an audit, the cost of compliance,...
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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.


A Subtle Reminder About the Importance of FLSA Compliance
[07/21/2014]

A recent case from the Northern District of Texas is a great reminder of a very important lesson - it's not just the large class/collective action FLSA lawsuits that can be costly. In Black v SettlePou, Inc. (Case No.3:10-CV-1418-K), Ms. Black sued her Texas employer in federal district court, claiming...
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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.


Indiana Court of Appeals Declines to Create Duty for Alleged Failure to Treat Non-Patient
[07/31/2014]

On July 21, 2014, the Indiana Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Giles v. Anonymous Physician I refusing to extend the physician patient relationship to a hospitalist asked to consult on a patient - the hospitalist refused the consult because the patient's primary care provider had not approved...
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The Health Care Real Estate Blog provides comprehensive information on all matters relevant to health care real estate law, including real estate development, construction, finance, property tax exemptions and general transactional issues.


Nonprofits and Michigan Real Property Transfer Taxes
[05/22/2012]

In Michigan, a common misconception occurs when 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations buy and sell real property.  While nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporations can be exempt from paying real property taxes while retaining title to and occupying real property in Michigan, they can be subject to a real property transfer tax at 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 – July 25, 2014
[07/25/2014]

Congress Objects to Possible Changes to Medicare Group Appeals Process On July 23, Senate Commerce Committee member Dan Coats (R-IN) and House Ways and Means Committee member Todd Young (R-IN) sent a joint letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner raising concerns over a provision in the FY 2015...
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