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HHS Rolls Out Medicaid Targeted Distribution, Clarifies Quarterly Reporting Deadline and Updates Other FAQs

[06/26/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

This latest installment of our series on HHS Provider Relief Funding focuses on the new Medicaid Targeted Distribution, the postponement of the July 10 reporting deadline and new and updated FAQs. Since our last Bulletin posted June 12, found here, HHS has posted 45 new or modified FAQs, including 20 dated June 25. Many... READ MORE

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Union Elections Continue at Acute Care Hospitals

[06/26/20]

Posted on June 26, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

In the past few weeks, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) has issued several crucial decisions impacting union elections in the health care setting. At the close of April 2020, the Board declined to find that COVID-19 justified the stay of a union election at an acute care hospital. In its Order denying the... READ MORE

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Skilled Nursing Reopening to Visitors: Key Questions for Revising Your Visitor Policies and Procedures from CMS

[06/25/20]

Posted on June 25, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”) are facing many challenges as they reopen their communities to visitors. State health departments are issuing guidance on outdoor SNF visits and phased reopening of businesses. On June 24, 2020, CMS released visitor guidance in the form of several pages of FAQs “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Nursing Home Visitation”... READ MORE

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President Trump Issues Nonimmigrant Visa Executive Order Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

[06/24/20]

Posted on June 24, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order regarding immigration policies and enforcement amidst the COVID-19 pandemic titled “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present A Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” (the “Executive Order”). Most significantly, the new proclamation affects nonimmigrant visas that permit work authorization.... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – June 18, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[06/18/20]

Posted on June 18, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, June 18 Update Note – ​ Our Federal Advocacy Team is dedicated to providing frequent COVID-19 updates as they develop. We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time. These updates along with other resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website​. To learn more about... READ MORE

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$175 Billion Health Care Relief Fund: How Much Is Left After New Medicaid/CHIP and Safety Net Hospital Payments Announced?

[06/12/20]

Posted on June 12, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (“Relief Fund”) was originally appropriated $100 billion from the CARES Act to provide payment to hospitals and other health care entities for COVID‑19-related expenses and lost revenue. The Relief Fund later received an additional $75 billion appropriation through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement... READ MORE

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IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED – HHS Requesting Updated COVID-19 Patient Data to Inform New Round of High Impact Payments

[06/10/20]

Posted on June 10, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Hospitals across the country are again receiving emails from the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) asking hospitals to submit their COVID-19 positive inpatient admissions for the period January 1, 2020 through June 10, 2020. This information will be used to determine a second round of high impact funding from the Public Health... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – June 9, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[06/09/20]

Posted on June 9, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Tuesday, June 9 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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Today in Washington – June 4, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[06/04/20]

Posted on June 4, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, June 4 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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HHS Releases COVID-19 CARES Funding Relief FAQs for Skilled Nursing Facilities – Details on Distribution Calculations and Use of Funds

[06/03/20]

Posted on June 3, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) updated its Provider Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”). The latest revisions are dated May 26 and 29, 2020 and June 2, 2020 and include new FAQs and modifications to existing FAQs. A Hall Render alert on those revisions and updates is here. HHS added FAQs... READ MORE

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