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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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$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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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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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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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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Today in Washington – May 15, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/15/20]

Posted on May 15, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Friday, May 15 Recap 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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COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits in Wisconsin

[05/06/20]

Posted on May 6, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

Under the recent Wisconsin COVID-19 relief law, 2019 Wisconsin Act 185 (effective April 17, 2020) (the “ Relief Act”), and pursuant to the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), temporary emergency unemployment benefits have been made available to claimants and employers in Wisconsin. The Relief Act accomplishes a number... READ MORE

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