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CMS Mandate Blocked Nationwide

USA - December 2 2021 A federal judge in New Orleans blocked the Interim Final Rule with Comment requiring the vaccination of all staff of health care facilities subject…

New Reporting Requirements for Philadelphia Health Care Facilities

USA - July 7 2021 On June 9, 2021 Mayor Jim Kenney signed municipal legislation amending the Philadelphia Health Code to add a section establishing reporting and…

H.B. 3360 and S.B. 72: Assessing Prejudgment Interest to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Verdicts in Illinois

USA - April 8 2021 By Nicholas J. Lynn On March 25, 2021, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker vetoed a bill that would assess prejudgment interest to personal injury and…

HHS Issues Proposed Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

USA - December 29 2020 On December 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…

Nursing Homes Under Siege from More than COVID-19

USA - October 6 2020 U.S. nursing homes would benefit from a less punitive approach to performance improvement, according to Doctors Without Borders, the international…

Healthcare Employers Who Have Excluded Employees from COVID-related Leave Benefits under FFCRA Must Reconsider after USDOL Amends Temporary Regulations

USA - October 1 2020 The United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) initial temporary regulations that interpreted and implemented the Families First Coronavirus Response…

An Executive Order’s Potential for Setting a Precedent With Regard to the Reimbursement Rate for Out-of-Network Emergency Services

USA - July 31 2020 On April 9, 2020, Governor Baker issued an emergency order (the “Order”), mandating that insurers cover all medically necessary emergency department…

Long-Term Care Facilities Reopening After COVID-19 Lockdown

USA - July 16 2020 States, counties and cities nationwide are currently at varying levels of reopening their economies after the coronavirus outbreak. Some states, such…

Healthcare M&A Corner - COVID-19 and M&A Transactions: Key Considerations and a Beacon of Light

USA - May 14 2020 Normally, my posts describe and analyze specific niche aspects of an M&A deal in order to provide what I hope readers deem as helpful advice. While…

Don’t Leave CARES Act Dollars on the Table (or in the Wrong Pocket)

USA - April 28 2020 As part of a suite of COVID-19 relief programs, the CARES Act appropriated $100 billion into a Provider Relief Fund meant for “hospitals and other…