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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – June 22, 2018

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Posted on June 22, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

CMS Issues RFI for Stark Law On June 20, CMS released a request for information (“RFI”) seeking feedback on ways to improve the Stark Law, which limits how doctors can refer patients to businesses in which they have a financial interest. Largely seen as a barrier to value-based care arrangements, the agency is asking for information... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – June 8, 2018

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Posted on June 8, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

More Changes Ahead for 340B The Human Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) released a final rule delaying the effective date of implementation and enforcement of the previously issued final rule implementing the 340B Drug Discount Program. The delayed rule, which was originally published on January 5, 2017, established the methodology for calculating the 340B... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – May 18, 2018

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Posted on May 18, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Senate HELP Committee Takes Another Look at 340B The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held its second hearing on the 340B program. Representatives from two major government watchdogs, the Government Accountability Office and the HHS Office of the Inspector General, testified at the hearing. The testimony focused on oversight reports related to... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – April 27, 2018

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Posted on April 27, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

CMS Releases Proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment Rule On April 24, CMS issued its annual hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2019. Under the proposed rule, hospitals would get a $4 billion increase for inpatient services next year, which includes a $1.5 billion hike in uncompensated care payments. Acute care hospitals... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – April 20, 2018

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Posted on April 20, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate Continues Efforts to Tackle Substance Abuse Crisis The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to address opioid and substance abuse disorders in Medicare, Medicaid and other HHS-related programs. The hearing addressed how the programs can adapt and be improved to address the crisis, as well as what the Trump administration and Congress can... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – February 23, 2018

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Posted on February 23, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Proposed Rule Released for Short-Term Health Insurance Plans On February 20, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule to extend the availability of a lower cost, more narrowly tailored form of insurance called short-term limited duration health insurance plans. This would allow consumers to buy short-term health plans of up... READ MORE

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