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The Sixth Circuit Joins the Majority and Confirms That a Prior Lawsuit Implicates the Public Disclosure Bar to False Claims Act Lawsuits

[06/18/20]

Posted on June 18, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

For the first time in a published decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that, even under the 2010 Amendment, a prior lawsuit against the same corporate defendants alleging a substantially similar scheme to defraud invokes the FCA’s public disclosure bar, joining the majority of circuits. Relator Alleged a Scheme of Falsified... READ MORE

$175 Billion Health Care Relief Fund: How Much Is Left After New Medicaid/CHIP and Safety Net Hospital Payments Announced?

[06/12/20]

Posted on June 12, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (“Relief Fund”) was originally appropriated $100 billion from the CARES Act to provide payment to hospitals and other health care entities for COVID‑19-related expenses and lost revenue. The Relief Fund later received an additional $75 billion appropriation through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – June 12, 2020

[06/12/20]

Posted on June 12, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL 10 latest lawsuits involving hospitals Amazon deepens its healthcare presence: A timeline of the past year Biggest nursing home outbreaks of COVID-19 in every state Calls mount for CMS to extend telehealth waivers CMS encourages resumption of in-person care: 8 things to know CMS extends Next Gen ACO program + 4 other payment... READ MORE

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED – HHS Requesting Updated COVID-19 Patient Data to Inform New Round of High Impact Payments

[06/10/20]

Posted on June 10, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Hospitals across the country are again receiving emails from the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) asking hospitals to submit their COVID-19 positive inpatient admissions for the period January 1, 2020 through June 10, 2020. This information will be used to determine a second round of high impact funding from the Public Health... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – June 9, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[06/09/20]

Posted on June 9, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Tuesday, June 9 Update Our Federal Advocacy Team is dedicated to providing frequent COVID-19 updates as they develop. Going forward, these updates will be distributed as developments warrant instead of nightly. These updates along with other resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website​. Note – ​we believe this is... READ MORE

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Eligible Outpatient Facilities of 340B Hospitals Can Now Bypass Registration Delays

[06/05/20]

Posted on June 5, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Based on recent interactions Hall Render has had with HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs (“OPA”) representatives, hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program as covered entities (“Covered Entities”) may now be able to consider patients 340B-eligible in new locations of the hospital outside of the four walls of the hospital building even if... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – June 4, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[06/04/20]

Posted on June 4, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, June 4 Update Our Federal Advocacy Team is dedicated to providing frequent COVID-19 updates as they develop. Going forward, these updates will be distributed as developments warrant instead of nightly. These updates along with other resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website​. Note – ​we believe this is... READ MORE

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The Organized Medical Staff in Health Care M&A: Three Key Considerations for Avoiding Unnecessary Surprises and Delays

[06/04/20]

Posted on June 4, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry present 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 presents.... READ MORE

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HHS Releases COVID-19 CARES Funding Relief FAQs for Skilled Nursing Facilities – Details on Distribution Calculations and Use of Funds

[06/03/20]

Posted on June 3, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) updated its Provider Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”). The latest revisions are dated May 26 and 29, 2020 and June 2, 2020 and include new FAQs and modifications to existing FAQs. A Hall Render alert on those revisions and updates is here. HHS added FAQs... READ MORE

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OIG Strategic Plan and Next Steps for Organizations to Prepare

[06/03/20]

Posted on June 3, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On May 21, 2020, Hall Render published “Providers Beware: Avoiding the Pitfalls in Regulatory Flexibilities and Relief Funds.” On May 26, 2020, OIG published “OIG Strategic Plan: Oversight of COVID-19 Response and Recovery.” To those who follow health care compliance and enforcement issues closely, the OIG document should come as no surprise. Over the... READ MORE

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