Recent News and Industry Developments

CMS UPDATES ABN FORM
Advisories | News | CMS UPDATES ABN FORM

August 6, 2020 The Office of Management and Budget renewedthe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) instructions and Advance Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), Form CMS-R-131, which is distributed by… Read more »

CMS SET TO RESTART MEDICAL REVIEW ACTIVITY
Advisories | News | CMS SET TO RESTART MEDICAL REVIEW ACTIVITY

July 24, 2020 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced that it plans to resume pre-payment and post-payment medical review activity on August 3, 2020, regardless of the… Read more »

New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Becomes Effective Week of July 27th
Advisories | News | New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Becomes Effective Week of July 27th

July 23, 2020 On Friday, June 12, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) published a draft emergency temporary standard (ETS), 16 VAC 25-220, that applies to all employers… Read more »

DOJ UPDATES GUIDANCE ON THE EVALUATION OF CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS
Advisories | News | DOJ UPDATES GUIDANCE ON THE EVALUATION OF CORPORATE COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS

June 10, 2020 On June 1, 2020, the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued updated guidance on the “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” (2020 Guidance) designed to assist prosecutors on… Read more »

Virginia Candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General
News | Virginia Candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General

July 7, 2020 Please see a list of current declared and potential candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General in Virginia.  The election will take place on November 2,… Read more »

THIRD ROUND OF UPDATES TO THE FDA GUIDANCE FOR CLINICAL TRIAL RESEARCHERS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Advisories | News | THIRD ROUND OF UPDATES TO THE FDA GUIDANCE FOR CLINICAL TRIAL RESEARCHERS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

July 7, 2020 THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (“FDA”) AGAIN SUPPLEMENTS ITS MARCH 18 GUIDANCE ENTITLED “CONDUCT OF CLINICAL TRIALS OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS DURING COVID‑19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY” The… Read more »

CMS ENDS BLANKET WAIVER OF NURSING HOME STAFFING DATA SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT, REQUIRES DATA SUBMISSION BY AUGUST 14, 2020
Advisories | News | CMS ENDS BLANKET WAIVER OF NURSING HOME STAFFING DATA SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT, REQUIRES DATA SUBMISSION BY AUGUST 14, 2020

July 6, 2020 On June 25, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is ending its waiver of the requirement for nursing homes to submit… Read more »

OIG UPDATES WORK PLAN TO ANALYZE COVID-19 CHALLENGES
Advisories | News | OIG UPDATES WORK PLAN TO ANALYZE COVID-19 CHALLENGES

July 1, 2020 The Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) Work Plan (“Work Plan”) provides the public with an understanding of various projects that are underway or planned to be addressed… Read more »

TIME TO UPDATE YOUR HR HANDBOOKS: U.S. SUPREME COURT AND STATE LAW DEVELOPMENTS
Advisories | News | TIME TO UPDATE YOUR HR HANDBOOKS: U.S. SUPREME COURT AND STATE LAW DEVELOPMENTS

June 29, 2020 On June 15, 2020, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that it is illegal for employers covered by Title VII of… Read more »

ADOPTION OF NEW COVID-19 EMERGENCY WORKPLACE REGULATION AND EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD ANTICIPATED ON JUNE 24, 2020
Advisories | News | ADOPTION OF NEW COVID-19 EMERGENCY WORKPLACE REGULATION AND EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD ANTICIPATED ON JUNE 24, 2020

June 16, 2020 On Friday, June 12, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) published a draft emergency temporary standard/emergency regulation that applies to all employers in the Commonwealth.… Read more »

IRS REVENUE PROCEDURE PROPOSAL LIMITS ELIGIBILITY FOR GROUP EXEMPTION
Advisories | News | IRS REVENUE PROCEDURE PROPOSAL LIMITS ELIGIBILITY FOR GROUP EXEMPTION

June 16, 2020 Some tax-exempt health systems have obtained a group exemption to assist with filing a consolidated tax return and with adding additional subordinate organizations to their group exemption… Read more »

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