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OCR Relaxes Enforcement For Pandemic-Related Disclosures of PHI During Public Health Emergency

Posted by: Stacy Walton Long and Alexandria M. Foster on April 6, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that effective April 2, 2020, it will not impose penalties against health care providers or their business associates for certain violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...


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Governor Holcomb Waives More Indiana Health Care Laws in Executive Order 20-13 to Address COVID-19

Posted by: Brandon W. Shirley and Stephanie T. Eckerle on March 31, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On March 30, 2020, Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-13 (“EO 20-13”) to remove legal and administrative restrictions affecting health care space, workforce, personal protective equipment, and telemedicine to more fully prepare for the COVID-19 outbreak in Indiana. The new directives are...


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Indiana Responds to COVID with Changes to Prior Authorization and Telemedicine

Posted by: Meghan M. Linvill McNab and Stephanie T. Eckerle on March 30, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On March 26, 2020 Indiana’s Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-12, pursuant to his authority under Indiana’s Emergency Management and Disaster Law (IC 10-14-3), authorizing important changes to the Medicaid prior authorization and telemedicine requirements for Indiana providers. Note,...


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CMS Expands and Makes Advance Medicare Payments More Available to Address Cash Flow Affected by COVID-19

Posted by: Brandon W. Shirley and Meghan M. Linvill McNab on March 30, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) may authorize accelerated/advance payments when there is a disruption in claims submission and/or claims processing. CMS is also authorized to provide accelerated/advance payments during public health emergencies. CMS is utilizing...


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The CARES Act: Provisions Relevant to Health Care Providers & Access to Health Care Services

Posted by: Thomas N. Hutchinson and Alexandria M. Foster on March 27, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The CARES Act provides for a number of provisions relevant to health care providers and access to health care services. Specifically, the legislation includes, among other forms of health care related relief, support for expansion of telehealth services, Medicare policy changes, coverage of...


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Disclosure of Protected Health Information to Emergency Personnel and Public Health Authorities During COVID-19

Posted by: Stephanie T. Eckerle and Alexandria M. Foster on March 27, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently published guidance clarifying the circumstances under which law enforcement, paramedics, other emergency personnel, and public health authorities[1] may disclose an individual’s protected...


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CMS Releases Telehealth Toolkits

Posted by: Stephanie T. Eckerle and Andrew W. Breck on March 24, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) recently released two comprehensive toolkits on telehealth offering guidance for both general practitioners as well as providers treating patients with End-Stage Renal Disease.  Responding to the COVID-19 public health crisis, CMS has expanded access...


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