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.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has authorized new flexibility for medical residents and teaching physicians to rely on telehealth when caring for Medicare beneficiaries.
With COVID-19 quickly spreading in Los Angeles County, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion to develop a plan for establishing fines and more quickly shutting down businesses that fail to adhere to public Health Orders designed to control the ...
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is real-time or near real-time evaluation of a patient’s clinical status outside of a traditional healthcare setting. RPM leverages wireless devices (e.g., weight scale, blood pressure monitor), often integrated with a software platform, to monitor ...