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Lack of Written Agreement Fatal to Hospital Reimbursement for Medical Resident Off-Site Training; Is Your Hospital Sharing Resident Costs at Nonprovider Sites Now?

[02/20/17]

Posted on February 20, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against two Michigan hospitals, holding that their written agreements regarding their medical residents’ off-site training programs failed to comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) requirements for graduate medical education (“GME”) reimbursement. While the laws applicable in this... READ MORE

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OIG Final Rule Significantly Expands Exclusion Authority

[01/19/17]

Posted on January 19, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On January 12, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published the “Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Revisions to the Office of Inspector General’s Exclusion Authorities” Final Rule (“Final Rule”) revising and expanding its authority to exclude individuals and entities from participation in federal health care programs.... READ MORE

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Infertility Issues in the Workplace

[08/02/16]

Posted on August 2, 2016 in HR Insights for Health Care

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Protections for pregnant employees has significantly increased in the wake of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination (updated June 25, 2015) and the United States Supreme Court decision in Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., — U.S. —, 135 S.Ct. 1338 (2015). But what about employees who are not yet... READ MORE

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This Week in Washington – March 6, 2015

[03/06/15]

Posted on March 6, 2015 in Federal Advocacy

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House Republicans Release ACA Alternative On Monday, March 2, the chairmen of the three health-related committees in the House of Representatives, Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Kline (R-MN), outlined an Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) alternative for states that opt out of running a federal exchange. The proposal, which was published... READ MORE

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: Closely Held For-Profit Corporations with Religious Objections Exempt from ACA Contraceptive Mandate

[07/02/14]

Posted on July 2, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

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On Monday, June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al., that extends certain religious freedom protections to closely held for-profit corporations.  Specifically, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government cannot impose the contraceptive mandate on closely held for-profit corporations that have... READ MORE

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This Week in Washington – April 11, 2014

[04/11/14]

Posted on April 11, 2014 in Federal Advocacy

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Burwell to Replace Sebelius as the Next HHS Secretary On April 10, Kathleen Sebelius announced she is resigning as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), as her replacement. The White House will now... READ MORE

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This Week in Washington – November 8, 2013

[11/08/13]

Posted on November 8, 2013 in Federal Advocacy

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OMB Reviewing Final Rules on Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law Protections for EHR Deals Earlier this week, CMS and HHS sent two final rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) that would extend safe harbor protections for arrangements that provide electronic health record (“EHR”) products to physicians until the end of... READ MORE

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This Week in Washington – September 27, 2013

[10/01/13]

Posted on October 1, 2013 in Federal Advocacy

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Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle Discusses Health Care Reform with Hall Render On Thursday, Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) joined Hall Render Chairman Bill Thompson and McKinsey and Company Director Paul Mango for a wide-ranging panel discussion on the future of health care reform. The three health policy experts covered a... READ MORE

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Health Insurance Marketplace Employee Notice Requirement

[07/15/13]

Posted on July 15, 2013 in HR Insights for Health Care

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Expanded access to health coverage for employees and other individuals under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) is set to take effect in January of 2014.  However, employers should be aware that certain provisions of the Act require more immediate action on their part.  More specifically, employers are required to provide notice to employees of... READ MORE

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