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Today in Washington – May 28, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/28/20]

Posted on May 28, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, May 28 Update Our Federal Advocacy Team is dedicated to providing frequent COVID-19 updates as they develop. Going forward, these updates will be distributed as developments warrant instead of nightly. These updates along with other resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website​. Note – ​we believe this is... READ MORE

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OIG Strategic Plan Announces Priorities for COVID-19 Enforcement

[05/28/20]

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On May 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its Strategic Plan for Oversight of COVID-19 Response and Recovery (“Strategic Plan”). The Strategic Plan lays out OIG’s priorities for ensuring that HHS’s COVID-19 relief funds are appropriately disbursed and used, and it gives insights... READ MORE

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Infection Control and Auditing CARES Act Provider Relief Funds – OIG Unveils COVID‑19 Skilled Nursing Focus 

[05/27/20]

Posted on May 27, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”) have two new areas of focus from the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) – infection control and tracking their use of CARES Act provider relief funds. OIG Work Plan Update: Infection Control Recently, the OIG updated its Work Plan, to add audit of... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – May 26, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/26/20]

Posted on May 26, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Tuesday, May 26 Update Our Federal Advocacy Team is dedicated to providing frequent COVID-19 updates as they develop. Going forward, these updates will be distributed as developments warrant instead of nightly. These updates along with other resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website​. Note – ​we believe this is... READ MORE

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A Pandemic Lens on Due Diligence in Health Care M&A

[05/26/20]

Posted on May 26, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The events caused by COVID-19 and the pandemic’s ripple effects has certainly caused pause and required a renewed approach to most of life’s activities. Shockingly, legal due diligence conducted in a health care M&A transaction is not immune from such pause and reassessment. New considerations of novel or previously dormant factors will be required... READ MORE

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COVID-19 Relief Funds in Health Care M&A – Whose Money Is It Anyway?

[05/26/20]

Posted on May 26, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Over the last several months, health care providers have seen COVID-19 relief funds in various forms, from advances against future payments, to pure grant money. In addition to the much-needed assistance these funds have provided, a new stream of revenue has emerged that must be accounted for, and ultimately negotiated, in a health care... READ MORE

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HHS Extends Deadline for Submitting Relief Fund Attestations (Again)

[05/23/20]

Posted on May 23, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

In a press release posted after 6:00 P.M. EDT on May 22, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced that it is AGAIN extending the deadline for providers and suppliers (collectively “Providers”) to attest to receipt of payments from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund and accepting the related Terms and... READ MORE

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HHS Updates Its CARES Act Provider Relief Fund FAQs Again

[05/22/20]

Posted on May 22, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

For the third time this week, twice on May 20 and again late on the 21, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has amended its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) related to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. These FAQs continue to build on its recent guidance related to common health care industry... READ MORE

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HHS Distributing $4.9B in COVID-19 CARES Funding Relief to Skilled Nursing Facilities – Five Actions to Take Now

[05/22/20]

Posted on May 22, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced that it will begin to deliver nearly $4.9 billion from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Provider Relief Fund (sometimes referred to as the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund) on May 22, 2020 to skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”). Purpose? HHS intends for SNFs to... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – May 22, 2020

[05/22/20]

Posted on May 22, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL 10 states with highest average physician salaries 9 ways Covid-19 may forever upend the U.S. health care industry 10 physician specialties that generate the most revenue for hospitals 7 state data exchanges that launched new projects to combat COVID-19 59% of healthcare workers say their mental health declined from COVID-19 crisis Amazon-backed Haven... READ MORE