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Today in Washington – May 26, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/26/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

Tuesday, May 26 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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COVID-19 Relief Funds in Health Care M&A – Whose Money Is It Anyway?

[05/26/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

Over the last several months, health care providers have seen COVID-19 relief funds in various forms, from advances against future payments, to pure grant money. In addition to the much-needed assistance these funds have provided, a new stream of revenue has emerged that must be accounted for, and ultimately negotiated, in a health care... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – May 21, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[05/21/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, May 21 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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Providers Beware: Avoiding the Pitfalls in Regulatory Flexibilities and Relief Funds

[05/21/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

The federal and state responses to COVID-19 have resulted in a dizzying and ever-evolving array of executive orders, waivers, flexibilities, emergency declarations and enforcement discretion (collectively referred to as, “regulatory flexibilities”) that significantly change the rules governing health care providers. Although regulatory flexibilities and relief funds are in part intended to shield frontline responders... READ MORE

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

[05/20/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

Wednesday, May 20 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 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 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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Today in Washington – April 24, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/24/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

Friday, April 24 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.​ SBA Releases Guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program The Small Business Administration... READ MORE

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PPP Loans and FCA Liability

[04/24/20]

Posted on April 24, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

As part of the CARES Act,[1] the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) granted vulnerable small businesses the ability to seek forgivable loans from the federal government to help prevent closures during the COVID-19 crisis and to ensure employees remain on payroll. The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the Department of the Treasury have published and... READ MORE

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Small Governmental Hospitals Now Eligible for PPP Loans

[04/24/20]

Posted on April 24, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Earlier today, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued an updated Interim Final Rule (the “Rule”) that supplements and provides clarification on the types of businesses that are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. Under the Rule, governmental hospitals that (a) have 500 or fewer FTEs, and (b) receive less than 50 percent... READ MORE

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