Articles and Blogs

Year: 2018

Lauren Rodriguez Joins Hall Render

[11/18/18]

Posted on November 18, 2018 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce attorney Lauren Rodriguez has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office. Lauren Rodriguez focuses her practice on litigation and is an experienced litigator in both state and federal court. Lauren earned her B.S. from Indiana University in 2013 and received her J.D., with a certificate in health law, from the... READ MORE

Kelci Laster Joins Hall Render

[11/18/18]

Posted on November 18, 2018 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce attorney Kelci Laster has joined the firm’s Indianapolis office. Kelci Laster practices in the area of health law with a focus on regulatory, compliance, corporate transactional and physician alignment and integration matters. She provides services to a broad array of health care providers, including hospitals, health systems and... READ MORE

Kerry Dutra Joins Hall Render

[11/18/18]

Posted on November 18, 2018 in Firm News

Published by: Hall Render

Hall Render is pleased to announce attorney Kerry Dutra has joined the firm’s Raleigh office. Kerry Dutra focuses on regulatory and compliance matters for hospitals, health systems, clinical laboratories and other providers. Kerry earned her B.S.P.H., with distinction, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 and received her J.D., with... READ MORE

Health Provider News – November 16, 2018

[11/16/18]

Posted on November 16, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Amazon adds to its list of HIPAA-eligible machine learning tools Leapfrog releases Fall 2018 safety grades showing medical errors, safety issues prevail in red and blue states Hospital CEOs Agree That Systemness Focus Drives Results Doctors as disruptors? AMA CEO says medicine’s future demands it 93% of MIPS-eligible clinicians to get positive payment... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – November 16, 2018

[11/16/18]

Posted on November 16, 2018 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Democrats Set to Control Key Health Committees in Next Session of Congress The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives following the recent midterm elections will significantly change the political landscape for health care issues when lawmakers return for the 116th Session of Congress next year. Overall, the election results will mean divided government... READ MORE

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Episode-Based Bundled Payment Models Poised to Make a Comeback

[11/16/18]

Posted on November 16, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Secretary Alex Azar announced on Thursday, November 8, 2018 that HHS intends to reconsider some of the episode-based payment models that it withdrew almost one year ago. According to Secretary Azar, HHS is exploring new and improved episode-based payment models, including a mandatory bundled payment model for radiation oncology.[1]... READ MORE

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Of Faux Pas, Fibs and Legal Fees: A Cautionary FMLA Tale

[11/14/18]

Posted on November 14, 2018 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

A recent decision from a U.S. District Court in Wisconsin held that the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) claim brought by the former employee of an assisted living center could not be dismissed. The outcome and the facts are instructive for other health care employers. The former employee of the assisted living facility,... READ MORE

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What Can I Put Away for Retirement Next Year? IRS and Social Security Administration Release 2019 Limits

[11/13/18]

Posted on November 13, 2018 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

Have you ever asked or been asked, “What can I put away for my retirement next year?” The answer could be different for almost every year. Most of the limitations in the Internal Revenue Code are indexed with inflation. They increase in many years but not all. The IRS and Social Security Administration have... READ MORE

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Selling Your Nonprofit Nursing Home? New York’s Attorney General Details Concerns About Sales of Nonprofit Nursing Homes

[11/13/18]

Posted on November 13, 2018 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Several states require that any sale of charitable assets must be reviewed by the Attorney General to assess whether the sale is for fair consideration and in the best interests of charitable beneficiaries. The New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau (“Charities Bureau”) is responsible for supervising charitable organizations to protect donors and beneficiaries of... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes Several Changes for Off-Campus Provider-Based Clinics

[11/12/18]

Posted on November 12, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released its final rule for the Calendar Year (“CY”) 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (“MPFS Final Rule”). Among many other changes, CMS finalized maintaining payments for certain non-excepted (non-grandfathered) off-campus provider-based hospital departments (“PBDs”) at 40 percent of the Outpatient Prospective Payment... READ MORE