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ET3 Phone 911: Developments in Ambulance Services Delivery and Payment


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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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 11, 2019


Posted on January 11, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Lawmakers Hit a Wall with Funding Negotiations – Shutdown Continues The three-week partial government shutdown continues without any progress towards an agreement to fund the federal government. Tomorrow, January 12, will mark the longest government shutdown on record as it exceeds the 21-day shutdown in 1996. Congress was in action this week. On Thursday,... READ MORE

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Episode-Based Bundled Payment Models Poised to Make a Comeback


Posted on November 16, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Secretary Alex Azar announced on Thursday, November 8, 2018 that HHS intends to reconsider some of the episode-based payment models that it withdrew almost one year ago. According to Secretary Azar, HHS is exploring new and improved episode-based payment models, including a mandatory bundled payment model for radiation oncology.[1]... READ MORE

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