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Heightened Risk of Criminal and Civil Liability for Nursing Homes in the Time of COVID-19

USA - May 21 2020 Nursing homes and other post-acute healthcare providers have long been the focus of both Government Investigations and private plaintiffs focusing on…

John F. Libby, Jacqueline C. Wolff, Molly Wyler.

CMS Issues Blanket Waivers of the Stark Law

USA - April 2 2020 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)…

Providers Gain Substantial Flexibility under New 1135 Waivers

USA - April 2 2020 On March 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) swept aside dozens of federal healthcare requirements using its emergency waiver…

Jared Augenstein, Allison B. Orris, Julian Polaris.

COVID-19: Top 5 Challenges Facing Long-Term Care Providers

USA - March 31 2020 The nation’s nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, inpatient Rehabilitation facilities and home care providers—and their long-term care…

Stephanie Anthony.

Guidance for Complying With the ONC/HHS Information Blocking Rule

USA - December 17 2019 Earlier this year, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Department of Health…

Robert D. Belfort, Helen R. Pfister.