Manatt discusses the flexibilities & funding extended by HHS’s renewal of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, as well as independent emergency measures.
Telebehavioral healthcare has the unique ability to improve access to behavioral health services by increasing connectivity between patients and providers of behavioral healthcare resources, decreasing wait times and eliminating logistical barriers.
On July 21, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion coauthored by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Mark Ridley-Thomas to direct various County departments to develop a framework intended to facilitate employee reporting of violations of local COVID-19 public ...
On July 10, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidance to hospitals regarding reporting COVID-19-related data to the federal government, including data related to COVID-19 testing, hospital occupancy, and supply availability.
Many governors are significantly leveraging federal funding opportunities, taking advantage of new emergency flexibilities granted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to support access to medication-assisted ...
Manatt examines healthcare payers’ coverage obligations for COVID-19 antibody testing.
On Friday, July 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced criteria for permitting public and private K-12 schools in the state to reopen given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In the immediate term, we face the realities of working and litigating remotely. Courts are estimated to be working at about 25% of their capacity and many cases have been continued.
On Tuesday, July 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2020-56 (the Hospital Relief Notice), which provides an additional postponement of requirements with respect to the conduct of a community health needs assessment (CHNA) applicable to hospitals, as discussed in more detail ...
On Monday, July 13, 2020, Governor Newsom took action to address the rising number of COVID-19 infections in California, ordering all counties across the state to close indoor activities including restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.