SBA Issues New Guidance For Paycheck Protection Program Borrowers

May 13, 2020

  As the May 14 deadline looms to return paycheck protection program (“PPP”) loan proceeds if a borrower is unable to certify, in good faith, that “[c]urrent economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the ongoing operations of the Applicant” (the “Certification”), the SBA issued FAQ #46 today. The text of the FAQs …

CMS Interim Rule – ACO Shared Savings Program

  On April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released an interim rule announcing several changes to do the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (“PHE”). The interim rule includes the following changes to the Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) Medicare Shared Savings Program: ACOs with current agreements set to expire December 31, 2020 …

CMS Makes Sweeping Changes to Telehealth Rules during Covid-19 Pandemic

  CMS has again made significant changes to the current rules and regulations in response to the public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic (PHE). Among the litany of evolving rule modifications, CMS has provided greater flexibility regarding the provision of telehealth and other services in order to provide patients and clinicians with the …

CMS Interim Final Rule Relaxes Supervision Rules

  In addition to relaxing rules related to reimbursement for telehealth services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have made changes to supervision requirements in various settings during the public health emergency caused by COVID-19 (“PHE”) without affecting reimbursement. Some of the temporary changes include: Physician supervision for “non-surgical extended duration therapeutic services” …

New York State Reinstates Statutes And Regulations Governing Hospitals And Nursing Homes

May 11, 2020

  On May 8, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.28, continuing some, and importantly, cancelling other suspensions or modification of certain statutes and regulations governing hospitals and nursing homes. Among the suspensions continued until June 6, are all of the prior Executive Orders allowing professionals licensed in other states and Canada to practice in …