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Written by: S. David McLean, Jr. On August 26, 2022, the long-awaited Requirements Related to Surprise Billing: Final Rules (the “Final Rules”) were published in the Federal Register (87 Fed. Reg. 52618). The No Surprises Act Final Rules are purposefully narrow in scope, finalizing parts of the July 2021 and October 2021 interim final rules (collectively, the “Interim Final Rules”) and addressing provisions that were vacated by the District

Written by: S. David McLean, Jr. Approximately 20% of the United States population, more than 66 million people, live in rural areas. They depend on rural hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) for medical care. However, rural hospitals and CAHs face the threat of closure due to a lack of sufficient inpatient volume, staffing shortages, and the increased cost of everything in the hospital supply chain. This financial pressure

Written by: Brittany H. Cone; Jordan Johnson; and S. David McLean, Jr. In another win for providers, the Honorable Jeremy D. Kernodle for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, in the case LifeNet, Inc., v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al, Case No. 6:22-cv-162-JDK, has set aside provisions of the Interim Final Rule (“IFR”) intended to implement the

Written by: S. David McLean, Jr. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently invalidated the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) reduction of reimbursement rates for certain outpatient drugs for 340B hospitals. In American Hospital Association, et al, v. Becerra, et al, (No. 20-1114) decided on June 15, 2022, the Supreme Court held that, absent a survey of hospitals’

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – March 21, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is delighted to announce that Attorneys Todd Wooten, Tony A. DiCarlo, III and Joseph C. Stepina have joined the firm in the recently opened office in Little Rock, Arkansas. Todd Wooten joins the firm as Partner and he focuses his practice on aging services, construction, medical malpractice and professional malpractice and ethics matters as well as a

ATLANTA – March 15, 2022 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is delighted to add four new associates in its Atlanta headquarters office as the firm expands to better serve clients on medical malpractice, general liability and a wide range of other matters. Alex Kinzinger focuses her practice on health care and medical malpractice litigation defense. Before joining HBS, she was an associate at a firm near St. Louis

Written by: Brittany H. Cone, Esq., Jordan Johnson, Esq., and Baylee A. Culverhouse, Esq. On March 1, 2022, President Joe Biden delivered his first State of the Union address—announcing plans "to set higher standards for nursing homes" and to “crack down on the ‘Wall Street firms’" allegedly taking over nursing homes.[1] As part of its reasoning for the crackdown, the Biden-Harris Administration asserts that the COVID-19 pandemic "highlighted the

In the 2022 edition of the Colorado Super Lawyers magazine, the law firm of Hall Booth Smith (HBS) will once again be recognized for its outstanding legal work as five of its attorneys are on the list of Super Lawyers: Christine A. Craigmile, Elizabeth C. Moran, Scott S. Nixon, Catherine O'Brien Crum and Bradley N. Shefrin. The list seeks to recognize outstanding Colorado attorneys from a variety of

Written by: S. David McLean, Jr., Esq., Brittany H. Cone, Esq., Jordan Johnson, Esq., and Baylee A. Culverhouse, Esq. On February 23, 2022, United States District Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, entered his Memorandum Opinion and Order in Texas Medical Association and Adam Corley v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., Case No.

A new ruling by a California Supreme Court upholding a lower court’s decision to cap medical malpractice damages will not significantly impact provider’s insurance rates, Founding Partner John E. Hall, Jr. said in an interview with Modern Healthcare. Around half of U.S. states have malpractice caps on either financial or noneconomic damages, ranging from $250,000 to around $3 million, depending on the severity of the injury. Many states have