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PREP Act Immunity for Pharmacists Ordering COVID-19 Tests: New HHS OGC Advisory Opinion Addresses Conflicting State Laws

[05/21/20]

Posted on May 21, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On May 19, 2020 the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of the General Counsel (“OGC”) issued an advisory opinion (the “Opinion”) that concludes that the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (“PREP”) Act, “…preempts any state or local requirement that prohibits or effectively prohibits a pharmacist from ordering and administering a COVID-19... READ MORE

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

[05/19/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

Tuesday, May 19 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 – May 7, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/07/20]

Posted on May 7, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, May 7 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.​ HHS Extends Deadline for Attestation, Acceptance of Terms and Conditions for Provider... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – April 23, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/23/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, April 23 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.​ Congressional Outlook Today, the House approved an interim emergency spending measure that... READ MORE

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HHS Outlines Framework for Reimbursing Hospitals and Providers for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Provided to Uninsured Patients

[04/23/20]

Posted on April 23, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On April 23, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) outlined the basic framework for a new program to reimburse hospitals and other providers and suppliers for services provided to uninsured COVID-19 patients (for purposes of this article we refer to both providers and suppliers as “providers”). The framework for the program is... READ MORE

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