Articles and Blogs

Year: 2016

Advanced Care Planning an Optional Element of an Annual Wellness Visit

[01/11/16]

Posted on January 11, 2016 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Executive Summary The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued Change Request 9271 on January 4, 2016, which informs providers to waive the deductible and coinsurance for Advanced Care Planning (“ACP”) when furnished as an optional element of an Annual Wellness Visit (“AWV”). When ACP services are performed separately from a covered AWV,... READ MORE

Health Law Year in Review: Here’s What Happened in 2015 as We Launch into 2016

[01/09/16]

Posted on January 9, 2016 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

As the health care payment and delivery system continues to evolve, Hall Render attorneys are committed to providing practical counsel and insight to health care providers. Below is a compilation of key developments from 2015 that will continue to impact the health care industry in 2016. As the new year begins, our attorneys will continue... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 8, 2016

[01/08/16]

Posted on January 8, 2016 in Federal Advocacy

Written by: John Williams

ACA Repeal Heads to President’s Desk On January 6, the House voted 240-181 to send an Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) repeal bill (H.R. 3762) to the president’s desk through the expedited budget reconciliation process that does not require 60 votes to pass the Senate.  While the White House has said Obama will quickly veto... READ MORE

Barbra Nault Joins Hall Render

[01/06/16]

Posted on January 6, 2016 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce attorney Barbra Nault has joined the firm’s Anchorage office. Barbra focuses her legal practice on health care, business and corporate transactions, employment law and business advice. She regularly advises health care clients on business organization and governance, regulatory compliance and commercial transactions. Barbra serves as outside general counsel... READ MORE

Department of Justice Scrutinizes Hospitals for Possible Discriminatory Advertising of Podiatric Residency Positions

[01/06/16]

Posted on January 6, 2016 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render has become aware that the Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (“OSC”) is currently investigating numerous hospitals across the country on the grounds that the hospitals’ advertisements for podiatric residency positions may be in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”). OSC, which is responsible... READ MORE

Michelle Webb Joins Hall Render

[01/04/16]

Posted on January 4, 2016 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce attorney Michelle Webb has joined the firm’s Milwaukee office. Michelle practices health law with a focus on health plan and managed care issues.  She counsels health plans and providers on federal and state regulatory compliance, commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care contracting, third-party administrator issues, payer credentialing,... READ MORE