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Debbie Osgood Provides “Expert Analysis” of the Final Title IX Regulations in LAW360

Debbie Osgood’s new article on the final Title IX regulations was published in the “Expert Analysis” section of Law360 today.  As an HMBR partner and former OCR Enforcement Director, Debbie provides her perspective on the recalibrated scope of Title IX and the role of the federal government in addressing campus […]

  May 19, 2020  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX

HMBR Webinar on the Final Title IX Regulations

  HMBR WEBINAR ON THE FINAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 1-2 p.m. CST     HMBR is pleased to invite you to attend our webinar on the final Title IX regulations. The regulations, released by the U.S. Department of Education on May 6, 2020, dramatically reset the […]

  May 8, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

HMBR Issues Comprehensive Summary of New Title IX Regulations

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued its much-anticipated new Title IX regulations on sexual harassment.  The Department stated that new regulations will go into effect on August 14, 2020.  These new regulations mark the first time in the history of the Title IX statute (passed in […]

  May 7, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Health Care Collaboration is Necessary to Re-Start the American Economy

April 19, 2020 Late last week, the White House released its plan for resuscitating the U.S. economy.  Hospitals, doctors, health systems, and other health care professionals and facilities should see in this guidance – along with requirements at the state and local level – an opportunity for leadership and bold […]

  Apr 21, 2020  |  By    |   On Firm News

Best Practices for Accounting and Disbursing Allocations from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Updated April 21, 2020 Co-authored by Michael Wherry of McClintock & Associates and Audrey Kaplan of HMBR Since the U.S. Department of Education’s April 9, 2020, announcement of the forthcoming release of the student emergency funds as noted in Section 18004(c) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act […]

  Apr 16, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

HHS to Provide Immediate CARES Act Relief Funds to Hospitals and Doctors This Week

April 13, 2020 Offering immediate economic relief to hospitals, doctors, and other health care professionals and facilities, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced details regarding the distribution of the first $30 billion dollars from the $100 billion dollars allocated to HHS by the CARES Act. For […]

  Apr 13, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

CMS Reduces Regulatory Burdens on Hospitals to Focus Efforts on COVID-19

On April 3, 2020 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated their list of blanket waivers for regulatory provisions to ease administrative burdens on providers and recognize the realities and limitations of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have summarized the regulations relating to hospitals and hospice care here […]

  Apr 9, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

COVID-19 Webinar: Deliver the Right Care, Support Physicians, and Further Strategic Objectives During the Crisis

UPCOMING WEBINAR How to Deliver the Right Care, Support Physicians, and Further Strategic Objectives During the Covid-19 Crisis Co-presented with COPE HEALTH SOLUTIONS (COPE) Thursday, April 9, 2020 9 AM PT / 11 AM CT / 12 PM ET Andrew Snyder, MD Margaret Peterson, PhD John Marren Thomas Babbo Principal & […]

  Apr 7, 2020  |  By    |   On Events

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces Blanket Waivers from Stark Law for COVID-19 Purposes

April 2, 2020  By John Marren and Tom Babbo. On March 30, 2020, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced blanket waivers from the Stark Law for arrangements among health care providers that serve “COVID 19 Purposes.”    These “COVID 19 Purposes” include: Diagnosis or medically necessary treatment of COVID-19 for any patient or […]

  Apr 6, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

FTC Encourages Health Care Collaboration in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1, 2020  By John Marren and Tom Babbo. Here is the latest information from the FTC.  In an unprecedented move, the nation’s antitrust enforcement agencies, the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice released guidance last week that encourages hospitals, health systems, and medical groups to collaborate with each other as […]

  Apr 6, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts