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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements Updates

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On June 11, 2021, HHS published an updated Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements (the Notice). Notably, the Notice describes how the period of availability of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments is based on...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

What’s Next for Long Term Care? Waivers, Laws and Regulations and the Next Chapter of the COVID-19 Pandemic

For health care providers, particularly long term care providers, COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges. In response to those challenges, both the federal and state governments have responded over the course of the...more

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Alleged Deficiencies in COVID-19 Safety Protocols Lead to DOJ Enforcement Action

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On May 14, 2021, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa ("USAO") announced a civil settlement involving a nursing home's allegedly deficient procedures and practices relating to COVID-19 during the early...more

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Principal Deputy Inspector General Grimm’s Speech On OIG’s Top 10 Priorities

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On April 19, 2021, HHS OIG Principal Deputy Inspector General Christi A. Grimm gave the keynote address at the Health Care Compliance Association’s 25th Annual Compliance Institute wherein she highlighted 10 key compliance...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

Washington Healthcare Update - March 2021 #4

This week in Washington: Becerra confirmed 50-49 to be Secretary of Health and Human Services...more

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Biden Health Care Enforcement Priorities

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The Biden Administration is expected to devote significant resources to investigating fraud and abuse in the health care industry. Not only will the Biden Administration likely continue investigating traditional health care...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

Washington Healthcare Update - March 2021 #3

This week in Washington: Budget reconciliation package passes and is signed into law; Becerra’s nomination for HHS secretary advances in the Senate....more

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Eight Keys to Developing an OIG Compliance Program for Hospitals

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The Office of Inspector General is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is tasked with combating fraud committed against Medicare, Medicaid, and other federally funded government programs. The...more

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50 State Update On Pending Legislation Pertaining To Employer-Mandated Vaccinations

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Per recent federal employment law guidance, private employers can generally require employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as long as they comply with federal employment laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Nursing Facilities and CMPs: The Latest Fight

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On January 18, 2021, a lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) challenging a CMS policy change dating back to 2017.  The...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2020

Ensuring compliance with the False Claims Act has never been more important for healthcare providers. By March 2020, we saw healthcare professionals standing at the forefront of one of the greatest health crises in a...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

HHS Continues to Release Limited Provider Relief Fund FAQs

While the release of Provider Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has dwindled in the last month, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has continued to issue new FAQs on a more limited basis. On December...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

And So It Begins: The Great Government Look Back at the Effect of COVID-19 on Nursing Homes

As 2020, thankfully, comes to a close, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released the first of several reports on the impact of COVID-19 on nursing homes and the effectiveness...more

Rivkin Radler LLP

NY Updates Guidance For Visiting Loved Ones In Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Spending time with family is always important, especially during the holiday season. The holidays are different this year, due to the pandemic, and spending time with loved ones in skilled nursing facilities requires...more

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Top Five New Telehealth Policies in Medicare 2021 in Physician Fee Schedule

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released its 2021 Final Rule (Physician Fee Schedule), with telehealth policy changes and a list of new services covered under Medicare. Actions taken by CMS during...more

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PREP Act Immunity in the COVID-19 Era: Recent Decisions Impacting Your Defenses to Coronavirus-Related Claims

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On March 25, 2020, we reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had extended the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (“PREP”) Act to provide immunity to “Covered Persons” providing “Covered...more

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HHS to Distribute $333 Million in Performance Incentive Payments to Nursing Homes for Curbing COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

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On October 28, 2020, HHS announced that it would distribute $333 million to nursing homes that demonstrated significant reductions in COVID-19-related infections and deaths in September. “These $333 million in performance...more

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5 Things You Need to Know About The Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

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On October 16, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) announced a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), the Department of Defense (“DoD”), and pharmacy retailers, CVS and...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

HHS Releases CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Reporting Guidance: Answers Some Questions, Raises More

On Saturday, September 19, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released long-awaited guidance on annual reporting requirements for providers that receive payments from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). The PRF was...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

COVID-19: HHS Publishes Long-awaited Reporting Requirements for Provider Relief Fund Recipients

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On September 19, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released guidance establishing the reporting requirements for health care providers that received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments. These reporting...more

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HHS Announces $2 Billion Provider Relief Fund for Nursing Homes that Keep COVID Infection and Mortality Low Among Residents

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On September 17, 2020, HHS announced details about its $2 billion Provider Relief Fund (PRF) performance-based incentive payment distribution program for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities originally announced on...more

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HHS Announces Details of $2 Billion in Performance-Based Payment Distributions for Nursing Facilities from the CARES Act Provider...

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On September 3, 2020, HHS announced the details of a $2 billion Provider Relief Fund (PRF) performance-based incentive payment distribution to qualifying nursing facilities. Unlike previous distributions to nursing...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

COVID Investigations Raise Questions About Oversight and Enforcement Before the Pandemic

On September 3, 2020, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, and the Internal Revenue Service, along with investigators from the...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Provider Relief Fund (PRF): General and Targeted Distributions

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[co-authors: Mara McDermott and Katie Waldo, McDermott+Consultants] This report from McDermott Will & Emery and McDermott+Consulting provides a detailed analysis of the latest Provider Relief Fund (PRF) distributions,...more

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Private Pay Assisted Living Providers Are Eligible for HHS Provider Relief Payments – But Only Briefly

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Key Points - HHS Provider Relief Fund payments are being extended to private pay assisted living facilities under Phase II. Relief will be equal to 2 percent of annual gross revenue from resident care. Interested providers...more

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