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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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Policy Updates to Compliance Program Needed When Creating “COVID-19 Ready” Skilled Nursing Facilities and Units

[05/18/20]

Posted on May 18, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

States like Indiana, Connecticut and Maine are offering to pay nursing homes a higher per diem for COVID-19 presumptive residents or a higher percentage reimbursement rate if a nursing home qualifies as a “COVID-19 ready” facility, as discussed in our recent article here. As nursing homes assess, plan for and take actions to qualify... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – May 13, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/13/20]

Posted on May 13, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Wednesday, May 13 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.​ CMS Launches Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 in Nursing Homes... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – May 6, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/06/20]

Posted on May 6, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Wednesday, May 6 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.​ CMS Releases Interim Final Rule Updating Reporting Requirements in Nursing Homes CMS... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – April 20, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/20/20]

Posted on April 20, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Monday, April 20 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.​ CMS Issues Guidance on Resuming Non-COVID-19 Care CMS issued guidance on reopening... READ MORE

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