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Distinguished Litigator, Jay Hartz Retires

HLB Partner, Jay Hartz has announced his retirement after nearly 25 years with the firm. Read More ›

On December 31, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued its final regulations governing financial assistance policies and community health needs assessments for charitable hospitals.  The regulations are codified in Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r), and apply to all hospitals that are tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).  This article provides an overview of some of the requirements discussed in the new regulations, as well as an analysis of how those requirements compare to the state-specific requirements for charity and discounted care established by California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Policies (HFPP) law and the state-specific requirements for community health needs reports under California’s Community Benefit law. Read More ›

CMS Innovation Center Releases Oncology Demo

On February 12, 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) announced a new multi-payer payment and care delivery model to support better care coordination for cancer care. The model is primarily focused on physician practices in Medicare that provide chemotherapy, though other treatment modalities can be included. Beneficiaries who are in Medicare fee-for-service and being treated with chemotherapy in a participating practice for any major cancer (roughly 90%) will be included. Read More ›

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in ACA Subsidies Challenge

Yesterday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the second challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to reach the Court.  This challenge targets the availability of subsidies on the Exchanges that were established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the 34 states with HHS-established Exchanges. Read More ›

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) is currently seeking applications for participation in its Opioid Treatment Program Service Continuity Pilot (the “Pilot”).  The objective of the Pilot is to facilitate the sharing of specific opioid treatment information through a health information exchange (“HIE”) organization in a way that is sensitive to privacy concerns under the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations, 42 C.F.R. Part 2. Read More ›

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