Health Care Counsel

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Health Care Counsel

Hillary M. Stemple

Hillary Stemple, Associate at Arent Fox
Hillary M. Stemple
Associate
Washington, DC
202.350.3638

Hillary Stemple is an associate in Arent Fox’s Health Care practice group. She offers service to health care providers, including hospitals and health care systems, long term care facilities, and hospice and home care agencies.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Hillary worked at a Baltimore-based firm where she was an associate in that firm’s Health Law group.

Professional Activities

Hillary is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

 

Blog Posts by Hillary M. Stemple

Hospitals and Acute Care, Office of Inspector General Developments
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South Carolina Hospital Settles With OIG Over Alleged EMTALA Violations Involving Psychiatric Emergencies

AnMed Health, a hospital located in South Carolina, recently agreed to pay almost $1.3 million dollars and enter into a settlement agreement with the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) to resolve allegations that it violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) by failing to provide appropriate screening examinations and stabilizing treatment to patients who presented to the emergency department with psychiatric conditions.

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Affordable Care Act
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Washington’s Best Kept Secret Revealed: What’s in the Senate Health Care Bill

After weeks of closed-door meetings about the content of the Senate’s health care bill, Senate Republicans released a “discussion draft” of their legislation on Thursday. The bill, titled the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” or BCRA, is the Senate’s response to the bill passed by the House of Representatives in May. While the bill is likely to be amended before it moves to a vote before the Senate (with a vote possibly coming as early as next week), the discussion draft provides insight into the health care system changes that are likely to result if the bill (or something similar) ultimately becomes law. 
 
Among other things, the Senate bill:

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Fraud & Abuse Compliance
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In A Must Read, New OIG Guidance Provides Practical Ways to Evaluate Compliance Program Effectiveness

The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued an important new compliance guide, called Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide. The Guide is a combined effort of HHS’s Office of Inspector General and the Health Care Compliance Association and provides guidance on evaluating compliance program effectiveness based on the input of 40 compliance professionals and OIG staff.

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