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Leases that Do Not Comply with Health Laws Can Prove Costly – Detroit Medical Center Paid $30 Million in Fines to U.S. in 2011

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Posted on February 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Written by: Mark R. Adams

Hall Render real estate attorneys regularly police our health care clients’ real estate contracts, particularly leases, to ensure they comply with applicable health laws. In particular, federal Stark and Anti-Kickback laws. A Michigan nonprofit hospital system’s 2011 payment of $30 million in fines for alleged health law violations demonstrates the potentially high cost of noncompliant…Read More

Leases that Do Not Comply with Health Laws Can Prove Costly – Detroit Medical Center Paid $30 Million in Fines to U.S. in 2011

[02/17/12]

Posted on February 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render real estate attorneys regularly police our health care clients’ real estate contracts, particularly leases, to ensure they comply with applicable health laws. In particular, federal Stark and Anti-Kickback laws. A Michigan nonprofit hospital system’s 2011 payment of $30 million in fines for alleged health law violations demonstrates the potentially high cost of noncompliant…Read More

Right-to-Work: Now There Are Twenty-Three

[02/17/12]

Posted on February 17, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

The Right-to-Work movement notched a victory in February 2012 when Indiana became the latest state to pass Right-to-Work legislation.  This article discusses Right-to-Work implications for employers and employees working in both unionized and non-union environments. The Battle for Employees’ Right-to-Work in Indiana On February 1, 2012, Indiana became the 23rd state to adopt a statute…Read More

The 2011 Form 990: Part IV – Schedule K

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Posted on February 16, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

This Health Care Tax News article is Part IV in a series addressing recent changes to IRS Form 990 and its Instructions.  The previous installments addressed changes to the Core Form, Schedule H and Schedule J. As part of the January 21, 2012 release of the 2011 Form 990, the IRS also made updates to…Read More

The 2011 Form 990: Part III – Schedule J

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Posted on February 15, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

This Health Care Tax News article is Part III in a series addressing recent changes to IRS Form 990 and its Instructions.  The previous installments addressed changes to the Core Form and changes to Schedule H. With the January 21, 2012 release of the 2011 Form 990, the IRS revised Schedule J regarding the reporting…Read More

The 2011 Form 990: Part II – Schedule H

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Posted on February 14, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

This Health Care Tax News article is Part II in a series addressing recent changes to Form 990 and Instructions.  The previous installment addressed changes to the Core Form and can be accessed by clicking here. As part of the January 21, 2012 unveiling of the 2011 Form 990 and its Schedules, the IRS released…Read More

Revised Home Health Agency Survey and Certification Activities Related to a Change of Ownership

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Posted on February 14, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

CMS recently issued guidance to the State Survey Agencies regarding changes to the survey procedures for Home Health Agencies (HHAs).  Effective January 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule amended the regulations for certification activities related to HHAs.  CMS’s goal in implementing these changes…Read More

The 2011 Form 990: Part I – The Core Form and Instructions

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Posted on February 13, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

This Health Care Tax News article is Part I in a series addressing recent changes to Form 990 and Instructions. In January of this year, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released the 2011 Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax and the corresponding Instructions.  The 2011 Form 990 is to be used by…Read More

If the Minimum Necessary Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Are Found Unconstitutional, Will the Entire Act Fall?

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Posted on February 10, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear three days of oral arguments concerning health care reform beginning March 26, 2012. While there are many issues involved, the majority of these arguments will focus on the issue of whether Congress overstepped its authority by including the minimum coverage requirements (commonly known as the “individual…Read More