Recent News and Industry Developments

National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16, 2020
Advisories | News | National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16, 2020

April 13, 2020 National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16, 2020) is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for medical decisions when patients are unable to… Read more »

ANTI-KICKBACK ENFORCEMENT UPDATE BASED ON SELF-REFERRAL BLANKET WAIVERS
Advisories | News | ANTI-KICKBACK ENFORCEMENT UPDATE BASED ON SELF-REFERRAL BLANKET WAIVERS

April 9, 2020 On April 3, 2020, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a statement announcing a change in enforcement policy related to Section 1128B(b) of the Social… Read more »

EFFECT OF THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT’S ORDER DECLARING A JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Advisories | News | EFFECT OF THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT’S ORDER DECLARING A JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

April 7, 2020 On March 27, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia, pursuant to Va. Code § 17.1-330, renewed their March 16 order declaring a judicial emergency for all district… Read more »

FFCRA’S REGULATIONS PROVIDE HELPFUL ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON PAID LEAVE
Advisories | News | FFCRA’S REGULATIONS PROVIDE HELPFUL ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON PAID LEAVE

April 6, 2020 On the effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a temporary rule issuing regulations… Read more »

BLANKET WAIVERS OF PHYSICIAN SELF-REFERRAL (STARK LAW) PROHIBITIONS
Advisories | News | BLANKET WAIVERS OF PHYSICIAN SELF-REFERRAL (STARK LAW) PROHIBITIONS

April 1, 2020 On March 30, 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued blanket waivers related to the prohibitions on physician self-referrals under Section… Read more »

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 EMERGENCY BLANKET WAIVERS AND FLEXIBILITIES
Advisories | News | ADDITIONAL COVID-19 EMERGENCY BLANKET WAIVERS AND FLEXIBILITIES

March 31, 2020 On March 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued unprecedented and sweeping regulatory changes including blanket waivers with a retroactive date of March… Read more »

EMPLOYER COVID-19 LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS: FCCRA NOTICE, FAQS, AND THE CARES ACT
Advisories | News | EMPLOYER COVID-19 LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS: FCCRA NOTICE, FAQS, AND THE CARES ACT

March 31, 2020 Over the past week, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has continued to provide information necessary for employers to implement the Families First Coronavirus Response Act… Read more »

SUMMARY OF THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT)
Advisories | News | SUMMARY OF THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT)

March 31, 2020 On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law.  This $2.2 trillion stimulus package is designed, in… Read more »

FDA ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR CLINICAL TRIAL RESEARCHERS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Advisories | News | FDA ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR CLINICAL TRIAL RESEARCHERS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

March 30, 2020 FDA ISSUES “CONDUCT OF CLINICAL TRIALS OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC” On March 27, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated guidance… Read more »

THE DOL’S INITIAL GUIDANCE HAS ARRIVED: THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
Advisories | News | THE DOL’S INITIAL GUIDANCE HAS ARRIVED: THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

March 25, 2020 Late yesterday, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or the Act), including a few… Read more »

FEDERAL AGENCIES RESPOND TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD REGARDING CORONAVIRUS
Advisories | News | FEDERAL AGENCIES RESPOND TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

March 25, 2020 Federal agencies are taking action to help prevent the public from scammers and fraudsters trying to profit from people’s fears and vulnerabilities regarding the coronavirus crisis. Sadly,… Read more »

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