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HHS Extends Attestation Deadline, Releases Additional General Distribution FAQs and Issues Payment Allocation Methodology Guidance for High Impact Rural Hospital and Provider Payments

USA - May 15 2020 HHS has recently issued a great number of clarifications to multiple aspects of its Provider Relief Fund programs authorized by the Coronavirus Aid…

Caroline R. Herion, Steve Lokensgard, Winnie R. McBride, Mark W. Phillips

HHS Begins Distribution of Provider Relief Funds to Hospitals With High COVID-19 Admissions and to Rural Providers

USA - May 7 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act makes $100 billion in funds available to hospitals and other health care providers for…

Caroline R. Herion, Steve Lokensgard, Winnie R. McBride, Mark W. Phillips

HHS Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Uninsured Reimbursements

USA - May 7 2020 On April 27, 2020, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

Caroline R. Herion, Steve Lokensgard, Winnie R. McBride, Mark W. Phillips

CMS Issues Explanatory Guidance Regarding Stark Blanket Waivers

USA - May 4 2020 On April 21, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a brief explanatory guidance document related to the scope and…

Thomas S. Schroeder

Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Qui Tam Complaint Due to Lack of Materiality in Significant False Claims Act Decision

USA - April 28 2020 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed on April 15, 2020 the dismissal of a non-intervened qui tam action in United States ex rel…

Alison M. Agnew