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Year: 2012

Brad Taormina Joins the Troy Office of Hall Render

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Posted on November 26, 2012 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce associate attorney Bradley M. Taormina, J.D., has joined the firm’s Troy office. Taormina practices in Hall Render’s Labor & Employment practice group where he focuses on litigation and risk management matters. Taormina completed his undergraduate studies at Wayne State University, graduating summa cum laude.  He went on to... READ MORE

Hannah Brown Joins the Indianapolis Office of Hall Render

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Posted on November 26, 2012 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce Government Relations Specialist Hannah Brown has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office. Brown will be working closely with Hall Render’s Government Relations Section where she will provide instrumental support during the legislative session.  She comes to the firm from  the Indiana General Assembly where she worked as a Legislative... READ MORE

Steps to Take When Considering Affiliating with Another Hospital

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Posted on November 26, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The hospital industry is consolidating.  Dramatic changes in health law, an increasing squeeze on hospital reimbursement, large capital costs required to provide sufficient information technology support and, in many cases, aging physical plants are factors motivating hospitals to consider affiliating with other hospital systems or entities. READ MORE

Estate Planning Insights – November 21, 2012

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Posted on November 21, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The uncertainty regarding the change in federal gift and estate tax laws and the importance of year end gifts are addressed in this inaugural issue of Hall Render’s Estate Planning Insights audio series. Please join Doug Long, Shareholder at Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman, for this brief discussion by clicking here. Should you... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s Estate Planning Insights – November 21, 2012

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Posted on November 21, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The uncertainty regarding the change in federal gift and estate tax laws and the importance of year end gifts are addressed in this inaugural issue of Hall Render’s Estate Planning Insights audio series.  Please join Doug Long, Shareholder at Hall, Render, Killian, Heath and Lyman, for this brief discussion by clicking here. Should you have any questions regarding... READ MORE

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John Weber Joins the Troy Office of Hall Render

[11/20/12]

Posted on November 20, 2012 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce associate attorney John P. Weber, J.D., has joined the firm’s Troy office. Weber practices in Hall Render’s Health practice group where he focuses on compliance counsel and supply chain structure and operations. Weber completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan.  He went on to work with... READ MORE

OIG Issues Advisory Opinion 12-15 and Approves Arrangement for Hospital to Pay Per Diem On-Call Coverage Fee

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Posted on November 20, 2012 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Introduction On October 23, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (the “OIG”) issued Advisory Opinion 12-15 addressing a hospital’s arrangement to pay a per diem fee to physicians in exchange for providing on-call coverage at the hospital’s emergency department (“ED”). The OIG found that the arrangement could implicate... READ MORE

“No Class” – Court Rules for Employer in Meal Period Class Action

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Posted on November 19, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

The Court Turns the Tide of the Epidemic For several years now there has been a veritable epidemic of class and collective actions filed against employers claiming that employees were not paid for working through their meal periods.  These cases arose frequently where employees were subject to automatic meal period deductions of 30 minutes... READ MORE

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This Week in Washington – November 16, 2012

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Posted on November 16, 2012 in Federal Advocacy

Written by: John Williams

States Get More Time to Decide on Exchange In response to criticism from Republican governors, HHS moved back the deadline for states to declare whether they will set up their own health insurance exchanges or adopt the federal model. The deadline to file letters of intent is now December 14, 2012. While states must... READ MORE