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CARES Act may offer relief for medical practices, but raises questions for private equity-backed practice management companies
Understanding the options.
Joshua KayeBrad JorgensenRussell SassRandy PeakJoshua Samek and Julia Zaft
New Executive Order forecasts permanent telehealth funding changes
In August, a new executive order was issued that among other things, seeks to reshape telehealth funding at the federal level on a permanent basis.
Kristi Kung and Sean Cuddihy
As expected, California ballot initiative passes, significantly altering the California Consumer Privacy Act
The California Privacy Rights Act adds new obligations on both businesses and service providers, adds some important new definitions and creates new liability risks.
Jim HalpertAndrew Kingman and Andrew Serwin
Digital health: Connecting patients and services in a COVID-19 world
Our podcast explores ways that telehealth technologies have emerged as a powerful tool to connect patients with vital services while reducing in-person interactions.
Kristi KungDanny Tobey and Raymond M. Williams
Value-based payment in a pandemic: Will systematic changes to support the accountable care organization model be enough?
These changes aim to ameliorate the significant financial risks faced by VBP health providers in the pandemic.
Donna K. Thiel and Kirsten Axelsen
HHS extends COVID-19 public health emergency declaration, preserving major Medicare changes (for now)
The PHE declaration is an important legal prerequisite for certain major emergency measures deployed by the federal government.
Kristi Kung and Sean Cuddihy
DOJ increasing scrutiny on coronavirus-related provider fraud
Regulations have been relaxed across the healthcare sector in response to the pandemic, but providers should keep in mind that actions taken in a time of crisis could later be viewed as fraud.
Noah SchottensteinKristi Kung and Karen Nelson
For the healthcare industry, seeking to incentivize restocking of elective surgery supplies may lead to civil and criminal risk
Rebate, discount, replacement and other incentive programs to help reduce the financial hardship for healthcare customers needing to restock may have unforeseen consequences under federal anti-bribery laws.
Cameron A. Fine
DOJ increases scrutiny of nursing home industry
The National Nursing Home Initiative aims to investigate and prosecute nursing homes that provide “grossly substandard” care to their residents.
Courtney SaleskiRyan O’QuinnLesli EspositoElan Gershoni and Brenna D. Kelly
CMS, OIG finalize Stark and AKS overhaul – paving the way for value-based care
These two sweeping, interrelated rule change packages are part of the Department’s Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care.
Kristi KungSean CuddihyWenxi LiDaniel GarenNoah SchottensteinKaren NelsonCameron A. FineDonna K. ThielRandy Peak and Rachel Park
Healthcare market strong as investors embrace new technological advancements
Our report from the 2020 JPMorgan conference.
Managing the COVID-19 crisis in the healthcare sector
A reference tool for healthcare executives and their in-house counsel.
Joshua KayeKristi KungKaren NelsonRandy Peak and Russell Sass