Recent News and Industry Developments

VA GOP Votes to Switch from Convention to Primary to Nominate 2017 Candidates
News | VA GOP Votes to Switch from Convention to Primary to Nominate 2017 Candidates

By the slimmest of margins, leaders of the Republican Party of Virginia on Saturday voted to select their 2017 statewide candidates in a primary rather than at a convention —… Read more »

Best Lawyers in America 2017
News | Best Lawyers in America 2017

Eight HDJN attorneys were honored with selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is considered the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the… Read more »

CMS Issues Final Rule Implementing the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice
Advisories | CMS Issues Final Rule Implementing the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

August 8, 2016 On August 2, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a Final Rule implementing the Notice Act’s requirement to provide notice of a patient’s… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a five-day trial and less than 45 minutes of deliberation, Jodi Simopoulos and Chip Hancock obtained a defense verdict. Plaintiff filed a $33 million lawsuit against Defendant mental health… Read more »

The Death and Rebirth of Gainsharing: Payment Opportunities for the Orthopaedic Surgeon
Articles | The Death and Rebirth of Gainsharing: Payment Opportunities for the Orthopaedic Surgeon

“Gainsharing” is a popular management and incentive compensation strategy that is often used in manufacturing and by companies with industrial service lines. It is used to reduce costs by paying… Read more »

Why Clinton picked Kaine to be her running mate
News | Why Clinton picked Kaine to be her running mate

Hillary Clinton is not someone who takes many risks. She is a meticulous thinker who almost never leaps before looking. That caution has not always worked in her favor, politically… Read more »

Certificate of Public Need Reform
News | Certificate of Public Need Reform

House and Senate announce Joint Working Group on Certificate of Public Need Reform Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell and Senate of Virginia President Pro-Tempore Stephen D. Newman,… Read more »

State Elections
News | State Elections

Lionell Spruill Sr. Defeats Joe Lindsey in Firehouse Primary for State Senate Del. Lionell Spruill Sr. will be moving from the state House to the Senate next year following his… Read more »

CMS Aims To Curb Hospital Access To Provider-Based Billing
Articles | CMS Aims To Curb Hospital Access To Provider-Based Billing

Since the passage of Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) in November, hospitals have been waiting for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to issue… Read more »

Bringing Stark Into the 21st Century
Advisories | Bringing Stark Into the 21st Century

July 11, 2016 In the changing health care marketplace, and with the shift towards value-based alternative payment models, many in the health care community believe that the Stark law (42… Read more »

CMS Issues Long-Awaited Guidance for Off-Campus Provider-Based Departments
Advisories | CMS Issues Long-Awaited Guidance for Off-Campus Provider-Based Departments

July 6, 2016 Since the passage of Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA), which imposed site-neutral payment reductions on new off-campus hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) that… Read more »

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