Recent News and Industry Developments

GOVERNANCE IN CRISIS: WHAT HEALTHCARE BOARDS SHOULD BE DOING IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19
Advisories | News | GOVERNANCE IN CRISIS: WHAT HEALTHCARE BOARDS SHOULD BE DOING IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

June 2, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in many respects, but notably in its effects on the healthcare system. While management and staff operate on the front lines, the… Read more »

UPDATES TO OUT OF STATE PROVIDER LICENSURE, REIMBURSEMENT, AND LIABILITY DURING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
Advisories | News | UPDATES TO OUT OF STATE PROVIDER LICENSURE, REIMBURSEMENT, AND LIABILITY DURING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

May 29, 2020 During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), several regulatory flexibilities have been offered to out-of-state health care practitioners seeking to provide care in Virginia. These changes are… Read more »

CMS Issues New Rules to Mitigate the Effect of COVID-19 on ACOs
Advisories | News | CMS Issues New Rules to Mitigate the Effect of COVID-19 on ACOs

May 21, 2020 While the COVID-19 pandemic has created a great deal of uncertainty for Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) and their members, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”)… Read more »

CMPs AND ASSESSMENTS AND EXCLUSIONS . . . OH MY!: OIG’s PROPOSED RULE REGARDING CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES
Advisories | News | CMPs AND ASSESSMENTS AND EXCLUSIONS . . . OH MY!: OIG’s PROPOSED RULE REGARDING CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES

May 21, 2020 On April 24, 2020, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) issued a Proposed Rule amending the Civil Monetary Penalties… Read more »

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

May 12, 2020 THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (“FDA”) AGAIN SUPPLEMENTS ITS MARCH 18TH GUIDANCE ENTITLED “CONDUCT OF CLINICAL TRIALS OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS DURING COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY” Once… Read more »

OUTPATIENT CLINICS AND ED EMPTY? CMS’S EMERGENCY WAIVERS MAY HELP BOOST HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT VOLUMES
Advisories | News | OUTPATIENT CLINICS AND ED EMPTY? CMS’S EMERGENCY WAIVERS MAY HELP BOOST HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT VOLUMES

May 8, 2020 In the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency (“PHE”), hospitals nationwide have seen a dramatic decrease in outpatient volumes. Although some states are once again allowing… Read more »

CMS IMPLEMENTS RULE EFFECTIVE MAY 8, 2020, REQUIRING NURSING HOME COVID-19 REPORTING TO RESIDENTS/REPRESENTATIVES AND THE CDC
Advisories | News | CMS IMPLEMENTS RULE EFFECTIVE MAY 8, 2020, REQUIRING NURSING HOME COVID-19 REPORTING TO RESIDENTS/REPRESENTATIVES AND THE CDC

May 8, 2020 Effective today, May 8, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a new Rule (the “Rule”) concerning updated COVID-19 reporting requirements for nursing homes.… Read more »

CMS FAQs PROVIDE CLARIFCATION REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH EMTALA DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
Advisories | News | CMS FAQs PROVIDE CLARIFCATION REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH EMTALA DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

May 7, 2020 On April 30, 2020, Hancock Daniel issued a Client Advisory titled Clarification or Confusion: CMS Updates Previously Issued Guidance Regarding Compliance With EMTALA During The COVID-19 Public… Read more »

Virginia & DC Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2020
News | Virginia & DC Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2020

May 7, 2020 Congratulations to our attorneys who have been named as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for the year 2020. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers… Read more »

APRIL SHOWERS BRING FFCRA UPDATES AND DOL ENFORCEMENT
Advisories | News | APRIL SHOWERS BRING FFCRA UPDATES AND DOL ENFORCEMENT

May 4, 2020 FFCRA ENFORCEMENT BEGINS The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) April 20, 2020, news release confirmed its temporary period of non-enforcement of paid leave protections under the Families… Read more »

CLARIFICATION OR CONFUSION: CMS UPDATES PREVIOUSLY ISSUED GUIDANCE REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH EMTALA DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
Advisories | News | CLARIFICATION OR CONFUSION: CMS UPDATES PREVIOUSLY ISSUED GUIDANCE REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH EMTALA DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

April 30, 2020 On March 30, 2020, CMS released guidance document QSO-20-15-REVISED (Memorandum) that added additional information to its guidance document (QSO-20-15) previously issued on March 9, 2020, regarding hospital… Read more »

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