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Today in Washington – June 18, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[06/18/20]

Posted on June 18, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, June 18 Update Note – ​ Our Federal Advocacy Team is dedicated to providing frequent COVID-19 updates as they develop. We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time. These updates along with other resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website​. To learn more about... READ MORE

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USCIS Provides Flexibility for J-1 Waiver Physicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic

[05/19/20]

Posted on May 19, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On May 11, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a policy memorandum providing temporary flexibility for physicians completing a J-1 waiver service obligation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy memorandum addresses the full-time work requirement and telehealth services for these physicians in light of the Public Health Emergency issued in response to the... 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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Provision of Telehealth Equipment: Updated COVID-19 Guidance

[05/13/20]

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

Published by: Hall Render

The OIG has issued updated guidance on the provision of a telemedicine platform by hospitals to physicians with an additional FAQ, which deviates slightly from OIG’s April 3, 2020 Policy Statement. In its original Policy Statement, which can be found here, OIG stated it would apply enforcement discretion to transactions that fully comply with... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – April 30, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/30/20]

Posted on April 30, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Thursday, April 30 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 Additional COVID-19 Waivers and Rule Changes CMS announced additional regulatory... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – April 17, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/17/20]

Posted on April 17, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Friday, April 17 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.​ Second Tranche of CARES Funds Delayed Reports out of HHS today indicate... READ MORE

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FCC Releases Guidance on Scope of Eligible Equipment and Services Under COVID-19 Telehealth Program

[04/10/20]

Posted on April 10, 2020 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

In a Public Notice released April 8, 2020, the FCC provided clarification as to the scope of equipment and services it would consider eligible for funding under the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, as well as the anticipated application process. Types of eligible equipment and services include, but are not limited to the following: Telecommunications services... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – April 8, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[04/08/20]

Posted on April 8, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Wednesday, April 8 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, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader... READ MORE

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FCC Announces Details of $200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program

[04/03/20]

Posted on April 3, 2020 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

On April 2, 2020, the FCC released its Report and Order, establishing the rules for participation in its recently announced COVID-19 Telehealth Program (the “Program”). Through the Program, the FCC will provide eligible health care providers with 100 percent of the costs of the telecommunications, information services and connected devices (i.e. remote monitoring devices,... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – March 30, 2020: COVID-19 Updates

[03/30/20]

Posted on March 30, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates

Published by: Hall Render

Monday, March 30 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 Updates Waivers & Flexibilities Late this afternoon, CMS updated the waivers... READ MORE

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