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Year: 2011

NFPA Releases 2012 LSC

[11/21/11]

Posted on November 21, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has recently released the 2012 Edition of the Life Safety Code (LSC).  Currently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enforces the 2000 Edition of the LSC.  The updated LSC includes many changes for health facilities, and addresses cultural changes for nursing homes.  For instance, to move... READ MORE

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Attorney Sean Fahey Elected Chair of ISBA’s Taxation Section

[11/18/11]

Posted on November 18, 2011 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce attorney Sean J. Fahey was recently elected Chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Taxation Section.  By offering a wide variety of events and activities for its members, the Taxation Section works to improve the quality of tax practice in Indiana. Fahey is a Board Certified Indiana Trust... READ MORE

Attorney Gregg Wallander Featured on <em>Inside INdiana Business</em>

[11/17/11]

Posted on November 17, 2011 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick featured Hall Render attorney Gregg Wallander as a guest on its television program on Friday, November 11, 2011.  Wallander discussed ACOs as a driver of consolidation of health care providers and shared some thoughts from a personal/consumer perspective.  The program aired Friday night on WFYI in Indianapolis.  To... READ MORE

Hall Render Launches Comprehensive HIPAA Microsite

[11/17/11]

Posted on November 17, 2011 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Department of Health and Human Services by the end of the year is expected to publish its final regulations implementing changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) arising from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”).  With these regulations pending and a trend toward increasing... READ MORE

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CMS Proposes Rule to Ease the Burden on a Variety of Providers

[11/17/11]

Posted on November 17, 2011 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Executive Summary In a flurry of regulatory activity aimed at improving efficiencies in health care delivery, on October 24, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued, among other rules1, a proposed rule to eliminate anachronistic and burdensome regulations (“Proposed Rule”).   The Proposed Rule applies to a variety of health care providers. ... READ MORE

Alanna Whybrew Joins the Troy Office of Hall Render

[11/15/11]

Posted on November 15, 2011 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman is pleased to announce associate attorney Alanna B. Whybrew, J.D., M.P.H., has joined the firm’s Troy office. Whybrew is a member of the Health practice group where she focuses her practice on legal matters related to health care and transactional law.  Her work includes general health care matters,... READ MORE

Hall Render Announces New Shareholders

[11/15/11]

Posted on November 15, 2011 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render recently announced that Michael T. Batt, Brian C. Betner, Elizabeth Callahan-Morris, Katherine A. Kuchan, Jonathon A. Rabin and Dana E. Stutzman have been named Shareholders. Michael T. Batt (Indianapolis office) is a 1999 graduate of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and concentrates his practice primarily in assisting health care... READ MORE

CMS Revisits Smoking Safety in Long Term Care Facilities

[11/15/11]

Posted on November 15, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) just released a Survey & Certification Letter (S&C: 12-04-NH) to address a recent report of a nursing facility resident death due to a smoking accident.  A resident who was deemed appropriate to smoke unsupervised, but failing to wear a smoking apron, died as the result of... READ MORE

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CMS Increases DMEPOS Fee Schedule by 2.4 Percent for 2012

[11/14/11]

Posted on November 14, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Kendra Conover

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued transmittal updating the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule by 2.4 percent on January 1, 2012.  The DMEPOS fee schedules are updated on an annual basis in accordance with statute and regulations.  This annual update in payment rates is tied to the Consumer Price... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s René Remek Savarise Named “2012 Lawyer of the Year”

[11/11/11]

Posted on November 11, 2011 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Hall Render Shareholder René Remek Savarise “Louisville Best Lawyers Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal... READ MORE