On March 18, 2020, Congress passed and President Trump signed H.R. 6201, known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act), to provide support and relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Alert focuses… Read more
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Deductible Requirements May Be Waived for COVID-19 Related Services The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued two FAQs to clarify coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 by catastrophic health plans…. Read more
On March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in reaction to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Senate passed the same legislation on March 18,… Read more
The business impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are unprecedented and still becoming clear as the virus spreads domestically and abroad. While direct impacts such as supply chain disruptions and decreases in revenue from canceled… Read more
An increase in a virtual workforce and a stressful health and safety environment means a high likelihood of an increase in cybercrime. Now is the time to not only test your IT infrastructure for managing… Read more
OSHA issued guidance earlier in March on preparing workplaces for COVID-19. Much of the document references guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, the document does discuss employer obligations to employees when dealing… Read more
As the COVID-19 coronavirus takes hold in the United States, many providers are beginning to limit traditional face-to-face treatment and are starting to rely on telehealth services to treat patients. Health and Human Service’s Office… Read more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has developed a new billing code for use by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The Medicare claims processing systems will be able… Read more
For Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities, Physician Offices, Urgent Care Clinics, and Other Providers: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold daily, healthcare entities of all sizes will need to continually assess their readiness to… Read more
Who bears the risk if a contract can’t be fulfilled? Despite ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, economic disruptions to the U.S. economy are likely to grow over the coming weeks and months. Travel… Read more