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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

[06/21/19]

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

[06/14/19]

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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Health Provider News – June 14, 2019

[06/14/19]

Posted on June 14, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL How CMS’ New Value-Based Bundled Payment Method Affects Healthcare Providers The Uber of prescription drugs: Web startups raise concerns about access to Rx medicine Cybersecurity lawsuit against Allscripts tossed by judge AMA’s president-elect is Texas allergist, immunologist Dr. Susan Bailey CMS plans to release list of 400 troubled nursing homes following Senate report... READ MORE

Opportunity Zones: How Health Providers Can Benefit from the Trump Tax Cut Program

[06/13/19]

Posted on June 13, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

While much focus was given to the individual and corporate tax reductions provided in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”), the TCJA also stirred up a great deal of interest among investors with the designation of qualified opportunity zones (“Opportunity Zones”). The Opportunity Zone additions to the Internal Revenue Code allow... READ MORE

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The Practice of Medicine vs. Protecting Patient Safety: Groundbreaking Court Ruling in Support of the FDA’s Regulation of Certain Stem Cell Therapies

[06/11/19]

Posted on June 11, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On Monday, June 3, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (the “Court”) ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has the authority to regulate certain stem cell-based treatments offered by U.S. Stem Cell Clinic, LLC (the “Clinic”) and U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. After the Clinic failed to heed... READ MORE

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Graduate Medical Education: Insights About the 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule and Medical Record Documentation

[06/11/19]

Posted on June 11, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently made several announcements regarding graduate medical education (“GME”). This article discusses three matters that are particularly significant for teaching hospitals, teaching physicians and other GME stakeholders. First, CMS issued its inpatient prospective payment system (“IPPS”) proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) for fiscal year 2020 and announced... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – June 7, 2019

[06/07/19]

Posted on June 7, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

House Committee Pushes Renewal of Health Programs, Debates Medicaid DSH Cuts The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee considered twelve health care-related bills in a hearing this week. Eleven of the bills renew funding for community health centers, doctor training programs and other public health initiatives which have funding authorizations that expire at the... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – June 7, 2019

[06/07/19]

Posted on June 7, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL They get around: How hospital leaders keep fingers on workplace pulse Hospital boards seeing low turnover rates, AHA finds New MGMA Research Finds Physician Compensation on the Rise Indiana EHR provider agrees to $900K HIPAA violation settlement with 16 states HHS looking to add innovation accelerators to drive network Safety-net hospitals faced higher... READ MORE