Treasury Issues Guidance on Review Procedures and Loan Forgiveness Regarding Paycheck Protection Program

May 28, 2020

  On May 22nd, the Department of the Treasury issued two new interim final rules relating to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). These are the Interim Final Rule on SBA Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower and Lender Responsibilities and the Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness. The Interim Final Rule on SBA Loan Review …

Provider Relief Fund Deadline And Updated Information From HHS

May 22, 2020

  On May 19, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that eligible providers seeking an additional payment from the Provider Relief Fund must accept the Terms and Conditions provided and submit an application by June 3, 2020. The second distribution, unlike the first, requires most providers to take action in order to …

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Allow Elective Surgeries in Many Outpatient Settings

May 20, 2020

  New York: In March, Governor Andrew Cuomo had issued a ban on elective surgery in general hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers (“ASCs”), diagnostic and treatment centers and office based surgery settings throughout New York. As of May 20, 2020, Governor Cuomo has announced that elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures were permitted to restart in most …

FTC Issues Warning To Nursing Homes And Adult Care Facilities: Hands Off Stimulus Checks

May 18, 2020

  On May 15, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission issued a blog post warning operators of nursing homes and adult care facilities that they cannot require residents on Medicaid to turn over their stimulus checks to the facility. The FTC explains that under the CARES Act, those economic stimulus payments are considered a tax credit. …

New Law Could Impact Ability of LHCSAs to Serve Medicaid Recipients

May 14, 2020

  The recently enacted New York State FY 2021 Budget created a new Public Health Law Section 3605-c which, if implemented, would prohibit Licensed Home Care Service Agencies (LHCSAs) from providing or claiming for services provided to Medicaid recipients without being authorized to do so by contract with the NYS Department of Health (DOH). This …