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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 »

National Healthcare Crisis: What Should Healthcare Providers do to Address the Opioid Epidemic?
Advisories | National Healthcare Crisis: What Should Healthcare Providers do to Address the Opioid Epidemic?

June 30, 2016 The United States saw over 14,000 people die from opioid overdose in 2014. In an effort to stop this epidemic, numerous federal and state agencies have published… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a four-day trial, Rich Nagle and Heather Zaug obtained a defense verdict. On February 9, 2014, the defendant was serving as the on-call general surgeon for a local community… Read more »

Office-Based Anesthesia – Time to Update Your Policies
Advisories | Office-Based Anesthesia – Time to Update Your Policies

June 30, 2016 Regulations promulgated by the Virginia Board of Medicine already govern practice requirements for certain anesthesia used in an office setting. Effective July 27, 2016, amendments to these… Read more »

HDJN Complimentary Webinar: Building Strong Post-Acute Partnerships to Enhance Patient Management
Events | HDJN Complimentary Webinar: Building Strong Post-Acute Partnerships to Enhance Patient Management

HDJN is pleased to offer a complimentary webinar, “Building Strong Post-Acute Partnerships to Enhance Patient Management,” featuring Jared Landis from the Advisory Board. Jared is a recognized thought leader on… Read more »

SCOTUS Decision in Escobar has Major Implications for Health Care Providers
Advisories | SCOTUS Decision in Escobar has Major Implications for Health Care Providers

June 16, 2016 In a unanimous decision released today in Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar, the Supreme Court held that the implied certification theory can be… Read more »

OIG Mid-Year Update to FY2016 Work Plan
Advisories | OIG Mid-Year Update to FY2016 Work Plan

June 16, 2016 On June 8, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Mid-Year Update to the Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2016… Read more »

Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
Verdicts | Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

After a three-day trial, Rich Nagle and Tracie Dorfman obtained a defense verdict. On May 16, 2014, the defendant general surgeon performed a robotic-assisted laparoscopic repair of the plaintiff’s umbilical… Read more »

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