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Health Provider News – November 1, 2019

[11/01/19]

Posted on November 1, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Hospitals enter opioid litigation, sue drugmakers for cost of treating addiction Could Amazon be the next national telehealth player? Payments to high financial risk APMs slightly increased in 2018 compared to 2017: survey Healthcare Purchasing Strategies: How 2 Employers Are Driving Referrals Through RAND Hospital Price Transparency Findings Wave of deals expected as... READ MORE

Homeopathic Products Manufacturers Beware – FDA Steps Up Plans for New Enforcement Regime

[10/25/19]

Posted on October 25, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The centuries-old practice of homeopathic medicine, which has been the subject of much controversy and debate for nearly the entire length of its existence, may finally be going to the mat with the Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”). Amidst growth in the homeopathic products industry and associated concerns with their safety, efficacy and quality,... READ MORE

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MAC Attacks on the Rise for Allied Health Education Programs

[10/25/19]

Posted on October 25, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Recently, hospitals operating nursing and other allied health (“N&AH”) education programs have experienced increased scrutiny during Medicare Administrative Contractor (“MAC”) audits concerning their receipt of pass-through cost reimbursement. In many instances, MACs have begun disallowing or reclassifying costs that N&AH education programs received without issue for many years. Oftentimes the MACs are citing new... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – October 25, 2019

[10/25/19]

Posted on October 25, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

 NATIONAL By Targeting Skilled Nursing Ownership Transfers, States Look to Prevent More Skyline-Style Implosions Building better healthcare: 5 factors shaping next-generation hospitals and outpatient facilities Surescripts CEO on monopoly accusations, private sector’s role in interoperability 2020 outpatient proposals: 5 rules you should know from CMS AMA CEO: Innovation isn’t about theory — it’s ‘a... READ MORE

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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