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ET3 Phone 911: Developments in Ambulance Services Delivery and Payment

[04/15/19]

Posted on April 15, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Summary On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (“CMMI”) launched a new five-year payment model for emergency ambulance services named the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model (“ET3”). ET3 will enable participating ambulance providers and suppliers (“Ambulance Providers”) to partner with qualified... READ MORE

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Diamonds in the Rough: 4 Examples of Adaptive Reuse Health Care Projects

[04/12/19]

Posted on April 12, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

As more hospitals and hospital systems merge and consolidate, as well as focus their time and attention on providing more outpatient care, recent market trends suggest adaptive reuse projects will become increasingly relevant to health care providers. As a follow-up to a recent Hall Render article defining “adaptive reuse” and outlining the incentives and challenges... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – April 12, 2019

[04/12/19]

Posted on April 12, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Hospitals add 13,600 jobs in March Walmart increasingly comparing physicians over cost 10 CEOs reshaping healthcare: Forbes What the HIPAA-compliant Alexa skills mean for the future of voice in healthcare PBM group says HHS drug rebate proposal would increase costs more than predicted The Best Places to Work in Health Care and Biopharma... READ MORE

The 340B Crystal Ball: New Clarity on 340B Prices and the Program’s Future

[04/05/19]

Posted on April 5, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

It’s no April Fools’ joke. On April 1, 2019, the Health Resources & Services Administration Office of Pharmacy Affairs (“HRSA”) unveiled a long-awaited website that gives providers participating in the 340B drug pricing program (“340B Program”) direct access to information about the maximum amounts that pharmaceutical companies may charge for certain drugs. This moves... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – April 5, 2019

[04/05/19]

Posted on April 5, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Hospital associations urge appeals court to reverse ACA ruling ‘Patient Dumping’ Still a Problem Despite Law Hospitals are largest employers in 16 states CMS finalizes nontraditional MA benefits, use of encounter data Physician Compensation Plateaued in 2018, Falling Less than 1% Feds get pressure to upgrade, expand HIPAA transactions These are the best... READ MORE

CMS Postpones Rules for Billing Off-Campus Provider-Based Departments Until July 2019

[03/29/19]

Posted on March 29, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

In a previous article, we reported on new billing edits that CMS is implementing, which 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”). Those edits were scheduled to be activated... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – March 29, 2019

[03/29/19]

Posted on March 29, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL BPCI Advanced loses 252 providers, 35% of lower extremity major joint replacement participants Why hospital associations are dipping their toes into state-based Medicare ACOs 1 in 5 Catholic hospitals don’t share religious affiliation online, study finds FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Calls for Tighter Regulations on Electronic Health Records How states are using Medicare... READ MORE

Adaptive Reuse of Health Care Facilities: Understanding the Basics

[03/26/19]

Posted on March 26, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

For nearly 30 years, Palm Valley Cinema provided the community of Goodyear, Arizona with the biggest, newest Hollywood movie releases, from Saving Private Ryan to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, until it closed in 2016. However, new plans for the cinema will be focused on saving patients rather than providing a source of... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – March 22, 2019

[03/22/19]

Posted on March 22, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL How Haven’s hires hint at the healthcare organization’s larger ambitions Medicaid work requirements could cost hospitals $3.7B Outpatient joint replacements at ASCs cost 40% less than hospital-based surgery: 3 study details Apple’s groundbreaking heart study signals a new era of medicine, and doctors are debating the results What’s to keep Amazon from competing... READ MORE

Health Provider News – March 15, 2019

[03/15/19]

Posted on March 15, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL Judy Faulkner asked the press to dig into physician burnout and EHR satisfaction. So we did Nearly all hospital leaders say supply chain optimization improves margins, survey shows Amazon to close pop-ups as its healthcare venture site debuts Report: FDA hiding millions of adverse event reports from docs, public Critical condition: The crisis... READ MORE