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Health Provider News – February 21, 2020

[02/21/20]

Posted on February 21, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL 7 alerts, tools hospitals are adding to their EHRs CMS rule gives Part D plans, PBMs new negotiation tools with drug companies From Data to AI: How these 4 tech trends are reshaping healthcare Medicare spent $41M+ on sepsis in 2018, HHS says Ob-gyns get AMA help to redesign residency application process Private... READ MORE

Health Provider News – February 14, 2020

[02/14/20]

Posted on February 14, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL 2 startups win big at Accenture’s ​Houston-based health tech competition 1 in 5 patients get surprise bill after elective surgery. How costly was it? 3 Ways to Enhance Healthcare Interoperability with Health IT 6 hospitals partnering on drone deliveries 13 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services 6 hospitals that suspended surgeries due to... READ MORE

Real Estate Issues in Health Care M&A: The Top 3 Pain Points and How to Avoid Them

[02/10/20]

Posted on February 10, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry involve unique challenges that are not often present when undertaking similar transactions in other industries. Because of health care’s highly regulated nature, parties may falter if a health care transaction is not reviewed and negotiated carefully with respect to the distinct concerns that health care entails.... READ MORE

Health Provider News – February 7, 2020

[02/07/20]

Posted on February 7, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL How total joints’ outpatient migration could affect value-based pay Federal court says HHS can’t limit fees for 3rd-party access to patient records Private equity pushes into healthcare: 8 latest deals Patient groups push back against Medicaid block grants States ranked by ER visit rate How Social Media Helped an Accountable Care Organization Save... READ MORE

FTC Announces Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Filing Thresholds Increase for 2020

[02/03/20]

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR”), as amended, requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions that meet or exceed the jurisdictional thresholds (shown below) to file notification with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division and to wait a period of time before consummating the transaction.... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – January 31, 2020

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Posted on January 31, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Pete Stark, congressman who reshaped health care, dies at 88 Hospital group fights drug shortages by making needed meds Epic CEO Judy Faulkner asks hospitals to oppose HHS’ interoperability rule 4 health systems that dropped the dual-CEO model Health Catalyst becomes 1st healthcare member of Partnership on AI Joint replacement bundled payments losing... READ MORE

Fate of Obamacare Remains Uncertain During Election Season

[01/27/20]

Posted on January 27, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On January 21, 2020, the Supreme Court denied a motion to expedite consideration of a petition for certiorari in a case directly challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).[1] Given the Supreme Court’s decision, it is likely that the fate of Obamacare will not be decided until sometime after the 2020 presidential... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – January 24, 2020

[01/24/20]

Posted on January 24, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL DoJ Recovered $2.6B from Healthcare Fraud Cases in 2019 297%: The average difference between highest, lowest outpatient charges, study says SCOTUS declines expedited review of ACA case Uber Health plans to double in size this year Forbes names ‘Best Employers for Diversity’: 14 hospitals, health systems in top 100 Surgeries are being postponed... READ MORE

FTC, DOJ Release Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines

[01/21/20]

Posted on January 21, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On January 10, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) (collectively, the “Federal Antitrust Enforcers”) proposed their first new vertical merger guidelines (the “Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines”) in 36 years. The Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines, which will supersede and replace the 1984 DOJ “Non-Horizontal Merger... READ MORE

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Informational Bulletin from CMS Addresses Best Practices to Avoid 340B Duplicate Discounts

[01/17/20]

Posted on January 17, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On January 8, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released an Informational Bulletin titled “Best Practices for Avoiding 340B Duplicate Discounts in Medicaid” (“Bulletin”). The Bulletin outlines best practices that CMS encourages state Medicaid agencies to consider to avoid the situation where a manufacturer provides both a Medicaid drug rebate and... READ MORE

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