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Check Before You Repay: CMS Contractors' Overpayment Extrapolation Methods Questioned

Posted by: Brandon W. Shirley and Meghan M. Linvill McNab on September 2, 2020

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The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) conducted an audit and published a new report (“Report”) that identifies inconsistencies and questionable extrapolation practices used by Medicare contractors to identify Medicare Part A and B overpayments. While...


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Nursing Homes: Immediate Enforcement Action and New COVID-19 Testing and Reporting Requirements

Posted by: Andrew W. Breck and Meghan M. Linvill McNab on September 2, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On August 25, 2020, CMS issued an Interim Final Rule (“New Rule”) revising regulations for numerous provider types in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  With respect to Skilled Nursing Facilities for Medicare and Nursing Facilities for Medicaid (collectively, “Nursing Homes”),...


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IRS Issues Guidance Related to President Trump's Memorandum on Social Security Tax Deferral

Posted by: Kendall A. Schnurpel on September 1, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Background

In his “Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury,” dated August 8, 2020 (the “Memorandum”), President Trump directed the Secretary to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of the employee portion of the FICA tax (i.e., the 6.2% social security tax) paid during the period...


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IRS Issues Guidance Related to President Trump's Memorandum on Social Security Tax Deferral

Posted by: Kendall A. Schnurpel on September 1, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Background

In his “Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury,” dated August 8, 2020 (the “Memorandum”), President Trump directed the Secretary to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of the employee portion of the FICA tax (i.e., the 6.2% social security tax) paid during the period...


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Employee Opioid Use, Addiction, and the ADA: EEOC Guidance Indicates Opioid Use and Addiction May Give Rise to ADA Rights

Posted by: Elizabeth M. Roberson and Kate E. Trinkle on August 24, 2020

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Employers may need to revisit employee handbooks and policies after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance on August 5, 2020, addressing employee opioid use, addiction, and employee rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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SBA Issues New Guidance on Loan Forgiveness

Posted by: Robert A. Greising and Corben A. Lee on August 7, 2020

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On August 4, 2020, the SBA issued guidance in the form of new FAQs regarding loan forgiveness applications for the Paycheck Protection Program. The guidance comes out in anticipation of the SBA accepting loan forgiveness applications beginning August 10, 2020. The FAQs mostly reinforce...


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PPP Loan Application Deadline: Saturday, August 8, 2020

Posted by: Robert A. Greising and Corben A. Lee on August 4, 2020

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Small businesses that are interested in applying for a Payroll Protection Program loan (“PPP Loan”) have until this Saturday, August 8th, to submit their loan application. As of August 3rd, over $130 billion in PPP Loan funds are still available, and unless an extension from Congress is approved...


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