On December 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced its proposal to make significant changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule as part of its Regulatory Spring to Coordinated Care.
On September 30, 2020, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Department of Health (DOH) promulgated regulations requiring health insurers operating in the state to develop and implement a mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) parity compliance program.
The nation’s nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, inpatient rehabilitation centers and home care providers are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis.
Nursing homes and other post-acute healthcare providers have long been the focus of both government investigations and private plaintiffs focusing on quality of care, staffing and billing issues.
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.
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).
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.
To help our clients and friends navigate a complex and rapidly changing policy and market landscape, Manatt Health is providing this summary of current developments or considerations related to selected issues for health systems as of Monday, March 16, 2020.
Earlier this year, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed rules implementing the information blocking prohibition in the 21st Century Cures Act.