Recent News and Industry Developments

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 »

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE: GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER 60 TO PROVIDE LIABILITY PROTECTIONS TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Advisories | News | COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE: GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER 60 TO PROVIDE LIABILITY PROTECTIONS TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

April 29, 2020 On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 60 (EO-60)[1] to provide immunity from certain liability to health care providers responding to the COVID-19… Read more »

CMS FREEZES FIVE-STAR QUALITY RATING HEALTH INSPECTION DOMAIN
Advisories | News | CMS FREEZES FIVE-STAR QUALITY RATING HEALTH INSPECTION DOMAIN

April 28, 2020 On April 24, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a Quality, Safety & Oversight Memorandum (the “Memorandum”) titled “Nursing Home Five Star Quality… Read more »

SUMMARY OF THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND HEALTH CARE ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2020
Advisories | News | SUMMARY OF THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND HEALTH CARE ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2020

April 24, 2020 On April 24, 2020, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act of 2020 into law. This $480 billion stimulus package is primarily… Read more »

UPDATES TO EMPLOYMENT LAW; VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2020
Advisories | News | UPDATES TO EMPLOYMENT LAW; VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2020

April 23, 2020 The Virginia General Assembly convened on January 8, 2020, with Democrats controlling both the House of Delegates and the Senate for the first time in 20 years.… Read more »

CMS ANNOUNCES PLAN TO REQUIRE NURSING HOMES TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS/REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PRESENCE OF COVID-19
Advisories | News | CMS ANNOUNCES PLAN TO REQUIRE NURSING HOMES TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS/REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PRESENCE OF COVID-19

April 22, 2020 On April 19, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced upcoming rulemaking which will require nursing homes to notify residents and resident representatives of… Read more »

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