Recent News and Industry Developments

RELEASE OF INTERIM FINAL RULES BANNING SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLING
News | RELEASE OF INTERIM FINAL RULES BANNING SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLING

July 7, 2021 BACKGROUND On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Biden Administration in tandem with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Office… Read more »

SHOW ME THE MONEY: PAYING YOUR EMPLOYEES CORRECTLY UNDER VIRGINIA’S NEW OVERTIME LAW
Advisories | News | SHOW ME THE MONEY: PAYING YOUR EMPLOYEES CORRECTLY UNDER VIRGINIA’S NEW OVERTIME LAW

July 6, 2021 On July 1, 2021, the new Virginia Overtime Wage Act (VOWA) went into effect significantly modifying longstanding Virginia employment laws. See Virginia Code § 40.1-29.2. Many Virginia… Read more »

DOL ISSUES EMERGENCY WORKPLACE SAFETY RULES FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYERS
Advisories | News | DOL ISSUES EMERGENCY WORKPLACE SAFETY RULES FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYERS

June 21, 2021 On June 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) aimed at protecting health care workers… Read more »

REMINDER TO LTC PROVIDERS: CMS INTERIM RULE ON VACCINATIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
Advisories | News | REMINDER TO LTC PROVIDERS: CMS INTERIM RULE ON VACCINATIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

June 9, 2021 On May 11, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published an interim final rule, CMS-3414-IFC (the “Final Rule”), along with interpretive guidance, QSO-21-19-NH, outlining… Read more »

COLLECTION PROTECTIONS: NEW CFPB DEBT COLLECTION RULES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 30, 2021
Advisories | News | COLLECTION PROTECTIONS: NEW CFPB DEBT COLLECTION RULES EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 30, 2021

June 9, 2021 On December 18, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule (the “Final Rule”) revising the Debt Collection Final Rule (Regulation F), which implements… Read more »

Our Colleague Clint Nichols
News | Our Colleague Clint Nichols

To read more about our friend and colleague, and learn final arrangements, please visit the obituary in the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Republican Nominee for Virginia Governor Chosen
News | Republican Nominee for Virginia Governor Chosen

May 11, 2021 The Republican nominee for Governor was chosen by nomination this week.  Glen Youngkin won in round six of the convention.  He beat Peter Snyder 54.71% to 45.29%. … Read more »

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021
Advisories | News | AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021

May 5, 2021 The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”) was signed into law on March 11, 2021, with the intent to provide economic relief to families and… Read more »

NEW HHS GUIDELINES FOR BUPRENORPHINE PRACTICE EXPAND ACCESS
Advisories | News | NEW HHS GUIDELINES FOR BUPRENORPHINE PRACTICE EXPAND ACCESS

May 3, 2021 On April 27, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued new practice guidelines for the administration of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use… Read more »

CMS ISSUES ADDITIONAL COVID-19 VISITATION GUIDELINES FOR ICF/IIDS AND PRTFS
Advisories | News | CMS ISSUES ADDITIONAL COVID-19 VISITATION GUIDELINES FOR ICF/IIDS AND PRTFS

April 8, 2021 On February 10, 2021, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued guidance regarding visitation at Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (“ICF/IIDs”) and… Read more »

OIG ISSUES COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR FQHCs
News | OIG ISSUES COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR FQHCs

April 5, 2021 On March 24, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) updated the frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) providing guidance on the flexibilities… Read more »

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