Recent News and Industry Developments

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 »

CMS INNOVATION CENTER MODELS – COVID-19 RELATED ADJUSTMENTS
Advisories | News | CMS INNOVATION CENTER MODELS – COVID-19 RELATED ADJUSTMENTS

June 15, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing new flexibilities to current and future Center for Medicare… Read more »

CMS ISSUES FINAL RULE REGARDING UPDATES ON CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION FOR HOSPITALS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH PLANS AND PROVIDERS
Advisories | News | CMS ISSUES FINAL RULE REGARDING UPDATES ON CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION FOR HOSPITALS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH PLANS AND PROVIDERS

June 9, 2020 On March 9, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule (Final Rule) aimed at enhancing interoperability and… Read more »

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM: UPDATES ON FORGIVENESS
Advisories | News | PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM: UPDATES ON FORGIVENESS

June 4, 2020 On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loan Forgiveness Application (“Application”). Although the Application is a helpful step in… Read more »

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 »

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