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CARES Act

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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Today in Washington – May 4, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/04/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

Monday, May 4 Recap Note – ​We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time, but it is subject to change ​as circumstances warrant. Also, all finalized resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website.​ From the FDA The FDA authorized the first serology, or antibody, test where the... READ MORE

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New Indiana DWD Guidance Addresses Timing of Unemployment Benefits and Employees Who Refuse to Return to Work

[05/04/20]

Posted on May 4, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (“DWD”) recently published an announcement setting out when claimants can expect to receive various types of enhanced pandemic-related unemployment benefits made available under the federal CARES Act. The DWD also used the announcement as an opportunity to remind applicants that the DWD will initiate collection proceedings and potentially pursue... READ MORE

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The CARES Act Impact: Retirement Plans

[04/29/20]

Posted on April 29, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

This is the first in a series of articles covering the employee benefits provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), enacted March 27, 2020, that provides a variety of tax incentives for employers and employees. This article will focus on the retirement plan provisions. Coronavirus-Related Distributions The CARES Act... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – April 27, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/27/20]

Posted on April 27, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Monday, April 27 Recap Note – ​We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time, but it is subject to change ​as circumstances warrant. Also, all finalized resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website.​ HRSA Launches COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal Today, the Health Resources and Services... READ MORE

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