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What’s in YOUR Cannabidiol Product Claim? FDA and FTC Want to Know

[10/24/19]

Posted on October 24, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

It isn’t only the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) and Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) that are interested in all things cannabis. Today, the FDA followed earlier warning letters[1] by posting yet another press release regarding an October 10, 2019 warning letter that was issued jointly by the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission... READ MORE

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Three Ways the CMS Proposed Stark Law Changes Affect Space Leases

[10/22/19]

Posted on October 22, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On October 9, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”) to amend the regulations interpreting the Stark Law. The Proposed Rule revises material portions of the Stark Regulations and includes critically necessary guidance on leasing arrangements subject to the Stark Law. This article provides a... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – October 18, 2019

[10/18/19]

Posted on October 18, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Here’s 26 facts you might not know about how hospitals operated 100 years ago HHS may make changes to Stark Law, anti-kickback rules: 5 details More states exit Healthcare.gov to run their own insurance marketplaces The key to streamlined care transitions? Interfacility relationships, according to 2 health IT experts MGMA 2019: Making the... READ MORE

Health Provider News – October 11, 2019

[10/11/19]

Posted on October 11, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL What ‘Significant’ AseraCare Ruling Means for Home Health Providers State-by-state breakdown of new ASCs in 2019 so far Is Walmart Setting Its Sights on the Healthcare Market? Researchers tackle data breaches that threaten healthcare 25% of total US health care spending estimated to be waste HHS releases regulations to overhaul the Stark Law... READ MORE

OIG Issues Guidance on Real Estate Purchase from Entity Owned in Part by Excluded Individual

[10/11/19]

Posted on October 11, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On September 6, 2019, OIG issued Advisory Opinion No. 19-05 (“the Opinion”) regarding the proposed purchase of real estate from an entity owned and managed, in part, by an excluded individual. The facts that gave rise to the Opinion involved a community health center receiving federal grant funding and Medicare reimbursement which was looking... READ MORE

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CMS Makes Value the Centerpiece of Proposed Stark Rules

[10/10/19]

Posted on October 10, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On October 9, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a much anticipated proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) aimed at modernizing and streamlining the Federal Stark Regulations. The Proposed Rule is one component of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently launched “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care” and is intended... READ MORE

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Sprinting Toward Value: OIG Proposes Regulations Benefiting Patients and Providers

[10/09/19]

Posted on October 9, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On October 9, 2019, the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a proposed rule pertaining to various Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalties Law new regulations and modifications (“Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule is one component of the Department of Health and Human Services’s (“HHS’s”) recently launched “Regulatory Sprint to... READ MORE

Proposed CMS Hospital Survey Could Support CMS’s Efforts to Reduce 340B Drug Reimbursement

[10/07/19]

Posted on October 7, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On September 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published notice of a proposed survey (“Survey”) of drug acquisition costs for all hospitals participating in the 340B drug discount program (“340B Program”). The Survey would require reporting of acquisition cost data on 340B discounted drugs, referred to as specified covered outpatient... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – October 4, 2019

[10/04/19]

Posted on October 4, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

 NATIONAL CMS discharge rule requires patient, post-acute care data access Why Amazon Care may be the new model for corporate healthcare How CEOs approach their critical choices: 3 insights CMS releases final discharge planning rule that includes record access requirements CMS Rule: Hospitals to Inform Patients of Post-Acute Quality Data CMS unveils new rules... READ MORE

Federal Court Reinforces Government’s Right to Dismiss FCA Actions over Whistleblower Objection

[10/03/19]

Posted on October 3, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Eastern District of Texas affirmed the Government’s right to dismiss FCA actions over a whistleblower’s objections. The Court held that the Government may dismiss claims to avoid the costs of extended litigation. The United States Declined to Intervene Health Choice Alliance, LLC filed an FCA action alleging that the defendants defrauded the United... READ MORE

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