The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136, signed into law on March 27, included $100 billion in Public Health and Social Service Emergency Fund appropriations to be distributed by grants or other payment mechanisms to healthcare providers for expenses or ...
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interim final rule with comment period outlining new flexibilities to pre-existing Medicare and Medicaid payment policies and provider regulations in the midst of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
Due to the economic uncertainty and disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act) to provide relief for small businesses that are undergoing extreme challenges.
On April 2, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a public notice (the Notice) stating that the department will not impose penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) on business associates that use or disclose protected health ...
On April 2, 2020 and April 4, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued unusual interim final rules (the Rules) providing further detail regarding Paycheck Protection Program loans under the CARES Act. The Rules will take effect immediately upon publication in the Federal ...
On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an unusual interim final rule (the Rule) providing further detail regarding Paycheck Protection Program loans (PPP Loans) authorized under the CARES Act.
On March 30, 2020, CMS issued blanket waivers of the Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the Stark Law (Social Security Act Section 1877), effective as of March 1, 2020, related to referrals and financial arrangements for COVID-19 Purposes.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, hospital emergency departments (EDs) must accommodate surges in patient demand while doing their utmost to mitigate the risk of contagion for both patients and practitioners.
On March 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) swept aside dozens of federal healthcare requirements using its emergency waiver authority under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA).
In response to the national emergency created by COVID-19, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar issued a declaration on March 13, invoking his authority under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA) to waive or modify certain federal healthcare requirements.