COVID-19

On September 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offered updates regarding its Provider Relief Fund program, including $25.5 billion in new funding that will soon
Continue Reading What You Need to Know about Billions in Provider Relief Funds, Phase 3 Distributions and a 60-Day Grace Period

In response to the COVID−19 pandemic, clinical laboratories have increased their diagnostic testing capabilities and expanded their business by testing COVID−19 specimens from different states and entering into arrangements to
Continue Reading As Diagnostic Labs Expand COVID Testing, They Must Heed State, Federal Laws and Regulations

On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened the reporting portal for individuals who had received Provider Relief Funds (PRF) from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,
Continue Reading Provider Relief Fund Reporting Portal Open for Registration Only, New Reporting Guidance Issued

An additional $20 billion in “Provider Relief Funds” is being made available pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through a “Phase 3” General Distribution. However,
Continue Reading HHS Issues ‘Last Call’ for Provider Relief Funds – Apply by Nov. 6 for Share of $20 Billion Distribution

***Update:  Eligible providers that participate in Medicaid and CHIP programs must electronically submit an application for Provider Relief Funds through the Provider Relief Fund Portal  by July 20, 2020.
Continue Reading HHS Announces Relief Fund Payments for Medicaid & CHIP Providers, Safety Net Hospitals and Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Portal

On June 1, 2020 CMS published QSO-20-31-All. It is effective immediately and provides in part as follows:

(1) States will need to perform focused infection control surveys (FICS) of
Continue Reading Focused Infection Control Surveys for Nursing Homes to be Completed by July 31, 2020 — New Penalties for Identified Deficiencies

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) generally requires employers to report and record workplace injuries. OSHA has published revised guidance regarding its recordkeeping requirements for
Continue Reading OSHA Revises its Guidance for Recording Work-Related COVID-19 Cases

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The following post originally appeared on the Fox Rothschild’s “Immigration View” blog.

On May 11, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Continue Reading J-1 Waiver Physicians: COVID-19 Reduction in Hours and Telehealth (Limited) Temporary Flexibility