Perspectives on Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care
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Rachel Hold-Weiss will present during the 2020 American Health Law Association’s (AHLA) Annual Meeting. Rachel’s presentation “Hindsight is 2020: A Look at Home Health and Hospice in the New Decade,” focuses on compliance and regulatory issues for home health and hospice providers.
CMS Is Making It Easier for Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers to Provide Services and Receive Payments
CMS issued an MLN Matters Special Edition Article on April 17, 2020, regarding waivers for rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) permitting flexibility during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).
All Hands On Deck: CMS Issues New Blanket Waivers Relaxing Federal Licensing Requirements and Qualifications for Certain Health Care Practitioners
To address provider shortages, CMS issued a declaration on April 9, 2020, setting forth new “Blanket Waivers,” which, among other things, allow practitioners to practice across state borders (if permitted by the state) and at the top of their license.
To address the COVID-19 national emergency, hospitals throughout the country are seeking to bolster their ranks of health care providers.
CMS Announces Prioritization of Survey Activities & Expected Self-Assessments for All Providers and Suppliers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency Directors that provides further guidance regarding survey priorities for health care facilities, providers, and clinical laboratories due to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
Health Care Practice Group Co-Leader Douglas Grimm and Counsel Susanna Hathaway Murphy were recently quoted in an International Business Times article. The article addresses the Coronavirus aftermath and the related impact on the economy and the health care industry.
California Department of Public Health Issues All Facilities Letter Waiving Compliance with Hospital Regulatory Requirements Until June 30, 2020
In response to an executive order by California Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Department of Public Health has issued an All Facilities Letter waiving hospital regulatory requirements and suspending regulatory enforcement until June 30, 2020, with certain exceptions.
Due to State of Emergency, California Limits Enforcement of Regulatory Requirements for Hospitals and Other Facilities
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, California has taken the extraordinary action of limiting the regulatory enforcement of most licensed health facility requirements.
Assisted living providers are uniquely impacted by the spread of COVID-19 because they offer a hybrid homelike and health care setting for one of the country’s most vulnerable populations.
As the spread of COVID-19 accelerates across the United States, hospitals, health systems, and other providers face unique challenges. Arent Fox’s Health Care Group analyzes what you need to know about regulatory changes and guidance from the federal government.
Patient safety is a key priority for hospitals and other providers. Yet, patient safety may be especially challenging for marginalized groups, according to the authors of an article recently published in the International Journal for Equity in Health.
Effective March 13, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes (Revised Guidance).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a voluntary model within the Medicare Part D program that would allow certain Part D plans to cap Medicare beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket costs for insulin.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a memo to Medicare Advantage Organizations and Part D Sponsors to inform them of their obligations and permissible flexibilities related to disasters and emergencies resulting from COVID-19.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a second Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code to be used by laboratories for the testing and tracking of new cases of the 2019-Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in two letters to State Survey Agencies new guidance for infection control and prevention concerning coronavirus 2019.
New York Updates and Clarifies Policies Regarding Medication Administration for Hospice Patients Residing in Adult Care Facilities
On February 12, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued a Dear Administrator Letter clarifying DOH’s policies for hospice patients residing in adult care facilities (ACF) when those ACF Hospice Residents are no longer capable of self-administration of medications.
In an important development, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional final regulations implementing the Stark Law as part of the Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2016 (see 80 Fed. Reg. 70,886 (Nov. 16, 2015)).
OIG Reminds Providers that the Donation of EHR Systems with Limited Interoperability May Violate the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute
US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released an OIG Alert reminding the public that electronic health records furnished to referral sources may not meet the federal anti-kickback statute’s EHR safe harbor if EHR system has limited or restricted interoperability.
Health care providers and their contractors have been put on notice by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that the next round of HIPAA compliance audits will begin in early 2016. The previous round of HIPAA audits was completed in 2014.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General issued a Fraud Alert, reminding physicians that they will be held liable under the anti-kickback statute for compensation arrangements that do not reflect fair market value compensation for bona fide services they provide.
Health Care Co-Leader Stephanie Trunk and Health Care Partner Rachel Hold-Weiss will present at AHLA’s 2019 Annual Meeting.