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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

Tips for Conducting Remote Title IX Investigations during Covid-19

With the increase and extension of stay-at-home orders across the nation, higher education institutions in the midst of transitioning their classes online are now also tasked with transitioning current, pending, and new Title IX investigations to virtual platforms. To help institutions conducting remote Title IX investigations due to COVID-19, we’ve […]

  Apr 14, 2020  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX

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

Disbursement to Higher Ed from CARES Act

This afternoon, April 9, 2020, Secretary DeVos provided a letter with some information on the disbursement of funds to postsecondary schools.   The letter outlines how the most significant portion of the CARES funding will be disbursed and how those funds must be used.  Specifically, at least 50% must be used […]

  Apr 9, 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

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Expand Its Accelerated and Advance Payment Program

March 31, 2020 By John Marren and Tom Babbo. Providing urgently-needed financial relief for doctors, hospitals, and other health care facilities and professionals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on March 31st an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program.  Under this program, which includes changes […]

  Apr 6, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Client Alert: Department of Education Issues Proposed Regulations on Distance Education and Innovation

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on distance education and innovation in higher education. Institutions of higher education that closely monitored the work of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee last year will find familiar language in the proposed regulations. Meanwhile, institutions […]

  Apr 3, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts