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IRS Adds Frequently Asked Questions Addressing Taxation of Provider Relief Payments

Posted by: Kendall A. Schnurpel and Brian M. Heaton on July 15, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On July 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) webpage to provide guidance on the tax treatment of payments received under the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (the “Provider Relief Fund”). The new FAQ makes it...


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Nursing Homes Required to Test All Staff Members for COVID-19

Posted by: Meghan M. Linvill McNab and J. Cody O'Neil on June 19, 2020

As we previously reported, with case counts accumulating amongst the vulnerable patient population in nursing homes, the Indiana State Department of Health (“ISDH”) has mandated that all nursing home (“facility”) staff must undergo testing for COVID-19, free of charge, during the period of June...


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How Does My Compliance Program Measure Up?

Posted by: Susan E. Ziel and Andrew W. Breck on June 10, 2020

While the goal of any organization is to avoid investigation by government agencies altogether, the reality is that health care providers operate in a highly regulated industry resulting in greater risk of encountering an enforcement action at some point.  Therefore, it is imperative to consider...


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Don't Be Complacent, Be Compliant - CMS and OIG Online Sources Continue to Provide Important Compliance and COVID-19 Updates

Posted by: Susan E. Ziel and Andrew W. Breck on June 5, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Health care and its many statutory, regulatory, and industry “yardsticks” are ever-changing and require regular attention.  In order to stay close to the action, particularly with respect to matters concerning corporate compliance, there are at least three online sources to consider.  The first...


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When It Rains, It Pours - Nursing Facilities to Face Imminent Survey Activity, Enhanced Enforcement Actions, and Staff Testing Requirements as a Result of COVID-19

Posted by: Andrew W. Breck and Meghan M. Linvill McNab on June 4, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Nursing facilities have undoubtedly encountered unique challenges during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.  In an effort to protect the vulnerable population receiving care in these facilities, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on June 1, 2020...


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Protect Yourself from Anti-Kickback Statute Liability When Donating PPE

Posted by: Brandon W. Shirley and Marc T. Quigley on May 19, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The HHS Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) recently updated its COVID-19 FAQ page to clarify its view of donated Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Specifically, the OIG clarified that donations to actual or potential referral sources made during...


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Indiana Imposes Requirements on Physician Noncompete Provisions

Posted by: Robert A. Anderson and Hillary N. Buchler on May 18, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Indiana Legislature passed House Bill 1004 which Indiana’s Governor signed into law on March 18, 2020. Section 8 of the Bill creates new law affecting physician noncompete agreements and physician separations and goes into effect on July 1, 2020.

New chapter, IC 25-22.5-5.5 sets out five...


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