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.
As California Governor Gavin Newsom reported preliminary, encouraging signs that his “stay at home” order is slowing the spread of COVID-19, Bay Area leaders acted to further restrict the number and types of employees who can go to work notwithstanding Governor Newsom’s ...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published additional resources for consumers and regulated entities with respect to payment of mortgage obligations.
While lending transactions generally do not fall within the scope of CFIUS jurisdiction, loans by foreign lenders that could result in the lender obtaining “control” of a U.S. business or in the lender’s acquisition of even a non-controlling investment in certain types of U.S. ...
With statewide and local orders shutting down nonessential businesses, the question of whether insurance will cover business losses is now front and center.
Furnishers and consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) have just received important new guidance on credit reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the key takeaways.
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.