On March 30, 2020, CMS issued blanket waivers of the Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the Stark Law (Social Security Act Section 1877), effective as of March 1, 2020, related to referrals and financial arrangements for COVID-19 Purposes.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, hospital emergency departments (EDs) must accommodate surges in patient demand while doing their utmost to mitigate the risk of contagion for both patients and practitioners.
On March 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) swept aside dozens of federal healthcare requirements using its emergency waiver authority under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA).
In response to the national emergency created by COVID-19, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar issued a declaration on March 13, invoking his authority under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA) to waive or modify certain federal healthcare requirements.
The nation’s nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and home care providers—and their long-term care (LTC) workforce—are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the U.S., states, payers and providers are looking for ways to expand access to telehealth.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new initiative to expand the number of licensed healthcare professionals who are available to provide services at additional healthcare sites that the state will be opening to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on the ...
The Treasury Department released additional information today regarding the Paycheck Protection Program that has been authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
On March 27, Congress passed a third stimulus package in response to COVID-19—H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the CARES Act, an approximately $2 trillion stimulus package to mitigate the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.