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Hospitals slammed for ventures that exploit patients and violate their privacy

Big hospitals can’t exploit patients and violate their privacy by throwing open their facilities to Hollywood for television shows that plump institutions’ reputations. And academic medical centers need to think twice before...more

Polsinelli

Med-Staff Quarterly Publication - September 2018

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Polsinelli is pleased to share the Med-Staff Quarterly Publication. This newsletter contains articles and insight into issues that affect the Med-Staff industry. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Hospital Property Tax Exemption Law

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In the closely watched Oswald v. Beard case decided last Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a 2012 law which grants a hospital charitable property tax exemption if the value of...more

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Hospitals File Suit Against HHS for Delaying Implementation of 340B Final Rule

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On September 11, 2018, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and several other hospital system and hospital association stakeholders1; (Plaintiffs) filed a lawsuit (Complaint) against the U.S. Department of Health and Human...more

Murtha Cullina

Boston-Area Hospitals Pay Nearly $1M in Penalties for Permitting Filming of “Boston Med”

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On September 20, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced separate settlements with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Lights, camera, HIPAA! HHS announces settlement related to “Boston Med”

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On September 20, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it reached settlements with three hospitals for compromising the privacy of patients’ protected health information (PHI) by...more

McDermott Will & Emery

The Health Care Violence Prevention Act: What Illinois Hospitals Need to Know

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The Illinois General Assembly recently passed the Health Care Violence Prevention Act to combat the violence that regularly occurs against health care workers in nearly all care settings. Sandra M. DiVarco summarizes new...more

Robinson+Cole Health Law Diagnosis

CMS Revises Hospital Inpatient Admission Order Documentation Requirements

On August 17, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems final rule for Fiscal Year 2019 (Final Rule). The Final Rule contains a number of important...more

Franczek Radelet P.C.

Illinois Supreme Court Finds Hospital Tax Exemption Constitutional

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Yesterday, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a decision in Oswald v. Hamer marking the latest chapter in a controversy dating to 2003. The decision finds that Section 15-86 of the Illinois Property Tax Code, which provides a...more

Robinson+Cole Health Law Diagnosis

OIG Advisory Opinion Approves Surgical Device Warranty Program Intended to Reduce Readmissions

On September 17, 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services published a favorable Advisory Opinion allowing a manufacturer of surgical devices and wound care products to offer a...more

King & Spalding

340B Stakeholders Bring Lawsuit Against HHS Regarding Delay in 340B Regulations

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A group of 340B stakeholders brought a lawsuit on September 11, 2018, against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over the delay in implementing the final rule for drug pricing transparency published in the...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

CMS Issues New Rules for Inpatient Hospital Payment System

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On August 17, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final rule for the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) for fiscal year 2019. ...more

Baker Ober Health Law

CMS Softens Physician Inpatient Order Documentation Requirement

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Effective for hospital inpatient admissions on or after October 1, 2018, CMS has removed the requirement that a signed physician order must be present in the medical record to establish inpatient coverage. While this guidance...more

Burr & Forman

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: September 2018

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The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (“HSDA”) is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need (“CON”) is a permit for the...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Are you prepared for uncompensated care S-10 audits?

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As part of the changing calculation of the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment adjustment, hospitals in the past several years have had to report, among other things, the amount of uncompensated and charity care...more

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.

Appellate Highlights - The JSH Reporter Fall 2018

Ryan v. Napier - Arizona Supreme Court - Plaintiff who was bit by police dog cannot assert a negligence claim based solely on the officer’s intentional use of physical force....more

King & Spalding

American Hospital Association and Others File Second Lawsuit Contesting Medicare Rate Cut for 340B Discount Drugs

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On September 5, 2018, the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, America’s Essential Hospitals, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Henry Ford Health System, and Fletcher Hospital, Inc....more

Locke Lord LLP

Judge Ezra Strikes Down Texas Law Regarding Disposal of Embryonic and Fetal Tissue Remains

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On September 5, 2018, U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra issued a permanent injunction blocking Senate Bill 8 (passed in 2017) from going into effect. Senate Bill 8 would prohibit health care providers from disposing of...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Sprinting to Coordinated Care: Healthcare Industry Urges Stark Law Relief as OIG Solicits Feedback on Changes to the Anti-Kickback...

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August 24, 2018 marked a busy day for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' (HHS) self-designated "Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care," an initiative aimed at dismantling the regulatory barriers to providers...more

Verrill Dana LLP

No Summer Slump for CMS: Major Changes Proposed for the Medicare Shared Savings Program

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On August 17, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) officially published a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) in the Federal Register that would significantly alter the Medicare Shared Savings Program...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Healthcare Law Update: September 2018

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Regulation - CMS Contemplating Telemedicine Changes - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published what it described as a "major proposed rule" that covers a number of topics that could have...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

How North Carolina Law Is Changing for Behavioral Health Providers

Hospitals and other behavioral health services providers in North Carolina will face new regulations next year concerning the involuntary commitment and voluntary admission of patients undergoing mental health crises. In...more

Baker Ober Health Law

Answers to Your Most Biting Questions About Service and Comfort Animals

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It is becoming more common to see people accompanied by an animal at a variety of locations – grocery stores, malls, big box stores, post offices, etc. But what happens when a patient or employee arrives at your health care...more

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

Does Physician Burnout Injure Patients? Isn’t the Time for Action Now?

Physician and healthcare worker burnout is dangerous. It is estimated that 350 doctors in the United States commit suicide every year – roughly a doctor a day. Serious medical errors are significantly increased, causing...more

Pullman & Comley - Connecticut Health Law

CT Supreme Court Holds Hospital Vicariously Liable for Negligence of Surgical Resident

Following its 2016 decision in Cefaratti v. Aranow, where a hospital was held to be vicariously liable for the negligence of a non-employee physician who held hospital privileges, the Supreme Court of Connecticut recently...more

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