Recent News and Industry Developments

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 »

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 »

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