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What You Need to Know about Florida’s Partial Repeal of Its Certificate of Need Law

[07/12/19]

Posted on July 12, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On June 26, 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill dramatically limiting substantial portions of Florida’s Certificate of Need (“CON”) program. The new law takes effect in two phases. Effective July 1, 2019, general hospitals, comprehensive rehabilitation and “tertiary”[i] health services, such as pediatric cardiac catheterization, pediatric open-heart surgery and neonatal... READ MORE

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Additional Telehealth Benefits Coming to Medicare Advantage in 2020

[07/12/19]

Posted on July 12, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thanks to a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) this spring, Medicare Advantage (“MA”) plans will now be able to offer additional telehealth benefits to enrollees starting in 2020. Historically, MA plans have been able to offer more telehealth services compared to Original Medicare as part of their... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – July 7, 2019

[07/12/19]

Posted on July 12, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Readmissions penalty doing little to slow the spinning of hospitals’ revolving doors Joint replacement penalties for rehospitalizations may have hit their limit 3 things to know about physician salary The Impact of a Hospital Post-Acute Care Program on Value-Based Care 10 health systems with strong finances What Telemedicine’s Growth Rate Means for the... READ MORE

Thinking of Forming a New For-Profit Health Care Enterprise? Why a Benefit Corporation May Be Right for Your Organization

[07/10/19]

Posted on July 10, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

For-profit businesses are generally organized and operated to maximize shareholder value. For this reason, for-profit organizations have inherent limitations in pursuing goals or purposes that conflict with increasing the bottom line for shareholders. While for-profit companies have traditionally had these limitations, in recent years, many for-profit organizations have been presented with a new legal... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – July 8, 2019

[07/08/19]

Posted on July 8, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL How to avoid the legal risks of telemedicine HHS OCR Clarifies When Health Plans Can Share PHI Under HIPAA Brigham and Women’s, Emory and more join radiology AI pilot program Hospital groups argue CMS wage index proposal flawed How 4 health IT leaders balance strategy with execution: key thoughts from Ed Marx, Dr.... READ MORE

Location Matters Update: CMS Postpones Exact Match Billing Rule – AGAIN

[07/02/19]

Posted on July 2, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

In a previous article, we reported on CMS’s implementation of new billing edits that will Return to Provider any hospital UB-04 claims that identify a service location that is not an exact match to a Medicare-enrolled location identified in Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (“PECOS”). As previously reported, those edits were scheduled to be... READ MORE

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Almost Always: Court Establishes General Rule for Warrantless BAC Tests on Unconscious Drivers

[07/02/19]

Posted on July 2, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On June 27, 2019, the last day of its 2018 term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its third opinion in recent years addressing “the circumstances under which a police officer may administer a warrantless blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) test to a motorist who appears to have been driving under the influence of alcohol.” Mitchell... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – June 28, 2019

[06/28/19]

Posted on June 28, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Lawsuit sheds light on Amazon’s pharmacy strategy CMS’ first health informatics chief out after 4 months on the job Deals by UnitedHealth, other health giants draw antitrust scrutiny in D.C. Supreme Court to hear insurers’ bid for $12 billion in Obamacare money FDA must guard against bias in AI, focus on patient outcomes... READ MORE

Health Provider News – June 21, 2019

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Posted on June 21, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL HHS expands health reimbursement coverage 9 hospital, health system construction projects worth $300M or more May healthcare data breaches: More than 2 million patients affected Dual Payment Model for Long Term Care Hospitals Could Boost Hospice Use Uber Health will provide injured workers with transportation to medical appointments These Are The Top Children’s... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – June 14, 2019

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Posted on June 14, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Energy and Commerce Examines Surprise Medical Billing On June 12, the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee held a legislative hearing on surprise medical bills as Congress continues tackling the issue on how best to resolve payment disputes between providers and health plans. There is broad agreement to pass legislation addressing surprise medical bills,... READ MORE

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