Recent News and Industry Developments

CMS PROPOSES UPDATES TO CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
News | CMS PROPOSES UPDATES TO CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

August 19, 2022 On July 6, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed revisions to Medicare’s Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).[1] The… Read more »

NEW ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EQUITY
Advisories | News | NEW ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EQUITY

August 18, 2022 As of January 1, 2023, the Joint Commission’s Accreditation Standards will include requirements on health equity for ambulatory health care, behavioral health care and human services, critical… Read more »

BACK TO SCHOOL: A SUMMARY OF CMS’ RECENT PHASE 2 AND PHASE 3 RoP GUIDANCE UPDATES FOR NURSING HOMES
Advisories | News | BACK TO SCHOOL: A SUMMARY OF CMS’ RECENT PHASE 2 AND PHASE 3 RoP GUIDANCE UPDATES FOR NURSING HOMES

August 11, 2022 On June 29, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued QSO-22-19-NH, Revised Long-Term Care Surveyor Guidance: Revisions to Surveyor Guidance for Phases 2 &… Read more »

RURAL EMERGENCY HOSPITALS: Q&A
Advisories | News | RURAL EMERGENCY HOSPITALS: Q&A

Healthcare shortages pose an acute threat to rural communities across the United States. With insufficient health resources, residents of rural America frequently experience delays in care, preventable hospitalizations, and poor… Read more »

HOLD THE PHONE: OIG WARNS PHYSICIAN AND NON-PHYSICIAN PRACTITIONERS OF TELEHEALTH FRAUD SCHEMES
Advisories | News | HOLD THE PHONE: OIG WARNS PHYSICIAN AND NON-PHYSICIAN PRACTITIONERS OF TELEHEALTH FRAUD SCHEMES

August 8, 2022 On July 20, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) released a Special Fraud Alert (the “Alert”) regarding companies purported… Read more »

EMTALA QUESTIONS LOOM FOLLOWING THE DOBBS DECISION OVERTURNING ROE
Advisories | News | EMTALA QUESTIONS LOOM FOLLOWING THE DOBBS DECISION OVERTURNING ROE

July 13, 2022 On July 8, 2022, an Executive Order on Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services was issued by President Biden in an effort to advance his Administration’s defense… Read more »

THE DOBBS DECISION: POST-ROE CONSIDERATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Advisories | News | THE DOBBS DECISION: POST-ROE CONSIDERATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

June 27, 2022 On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The decision overturned the Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade,… Read more »

OVERTIME UPDATE: CHANGES TO THE VIRGINIA OVERTIME WAGE ACT AND THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT’S WHITE-COLLAR EXEMPTION SALARY THRESHOLD
Advisories | News | OVERTIME UPDATE: CHANGES TO THE VIRGINIA OVERTIME WAGE ACT AND THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT’S WHITE-COLLAR EXEMPTION SALARY THRESHOLD

May 5, 2022 Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) employees must generally be paid at least federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime at a rate of… Read more »

WAIVING GOODBYE: UPCOMING TERMINATION OF CERTAIN BLANKET WAIVERS FOR SPECIFIC PROVIDERS
Advisories | News | WAIVING GOODBYE: UPCOMING TERMINATION OF CERTAIN BLANKET WAIVERS FOR SPECIFIC PROVIDERS

April 18, 2022 On April 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued QSO-22-15-NH & NLTC & LSC (the “Memo”) outlining end-dates for certain blanket waivers of… Read more »

CRIMINAL CONVICTION FOLLOWING A FATAL MEDICATION ERROR: THE RADONDA VAUGHT CASE
Advisories | News | CRIMINAL CONVICTION FOLLOWING A FATAL MEDICATION ERROR: THE RADONDA VAUGHT CASE

March 29, 2022 On March 25, 2022, a jury in Nashville, Tennessee found a former Vanderbilt nurse guilty of negligent homicide and gross neglect of an impaired adult related to… Read more »

SUPREME COURT ALLOWS CMS VACCINE MANDATE TO GO INTO EFFECT, BLOCKS OSHA VACCINE MANDATE
Advisories | News | SUPREME COURT ALLOWS CMS VACCINE MANDATE TO GO INTO EFFECT, BLOCKS OSHA VACCINE MANDATE

January 16, 2022 As previously discussed, on January 7, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding injunctions that had been issued preventing the vaccine mandates issued by the… Read more »

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