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CMS Pivots to Enforcement of Infection Control Deficiencies in Nursing Facilities

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and long-term care residents are at enhanced risk, infection control procedures and practices in nursing facilities are back under the microscope. As part of its renewed emphasis on proper infection control in nursin… Read More
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CMS Releases Guidance to Re-Opening of Nursing Facilities

As states and localities begin the long process of re-opening, they need to be particularly cognizant of the unique challenges facing at risk locations like nursing facilities. With those challenges in mind, CMS recently released guidance and an acco… Read More
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Changes to Nursing Home Reporting Requirements Due to COVID-19

Introduction CMS recently published a new interim final rule with comment period as part of its continued response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The rule imposed temporary changes in many health care provider services and included addition… Read More
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Governor’s Executive Order 60 Clarifies Certain Immunity from Liability Available to Health Care Providers during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 60 (“EO 60”) on April 28, 2020, with the intent to clarify certain statutory grants of immunity to health care providers from liability for injuries or deaths that occur during the provider’s respon… Read More
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Governor Announces Licensing Flexibilities for Health Care Professionals in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In continuing to respond to the healthcare needs of Virginians during the state of emergency declared under Executive Order 51, Governor Ralph Northam has issued Executive Order 57, which affects the licensing of health care professionals. Effective… Read More
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CMS to Issue Guidance to Nursing Homes on Increased Reporting and Notification Requirements of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Consistent with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) goals to enable and guide health care facilities in responding to the 2019 novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), CMS issued a memorandum on April 19, 2020 providing notice of… Read More
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Department of Health Professions Issues Temporary Waivers to Certain Board of Nursing Licensure Requirements in Response to State of Emergency

Introduction On March 19, 2020, the Director of the Department of Health Professions issued five temporary waivers in response to Governor Northam’s Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in Virginia. These waivers expire on June 10, 2020,… Read More
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Virginia DMAS Issues Guidance in Response to COVID-19 to Virginia Medicaid and FAMIS Program Providers

Introduction Following Governor Northam’s Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Virginia, the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (“DMAS”) has issued a new guidance document that offers increased flexibility for provi… Read More
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Expands Paid Sick Leave Requirements

Introduction The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. This bill enacts provisions that impose emergency paid leave requirements for employers in certain situations and allows fo… Read More
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CMS Temporarily Expands Access to Telehealth Services by Medicare Beneficiaries in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Introduction On March 17, 2020, CMS and OIG announced new measures and policies to ensure that Federal health care plan beneficiaries are receiving the vital health care services that they need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. CMS Telehea… Read More
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