Nursing Homes and ACFs Must Act Quickly to Implement Twice Weekly COVID-19 Testing of All Personnel

May 11, 2020

  By Executive Order 202.30 (the “EO”), issued Sunday, May 10th, the Governor has put nursing homes and adult care facilities (“ACFs”) on a tight schedule for: (i) developing a plan to test and (ii) commencing COVID-19 tests twice per week of all their personnel, including all employees, contract staff, medical staff, operators and administrators. …

Steps All Businesses Need To Take To Maximize Business Interruption Insurance Coverage

May 8, 2020

  There have been a lot of reports in the press about the issue of business interruption insurance and whether COVID-19 related revenue losses are covered. Most health care providers and other businesses have all-risk business insurance policies that provide some business interruption coverage. Most insurers have publicly stated that they believe that COVID-19 related …

CMS Issues New Interim Final Rule For Medicare and Medicaid Home Health Services

May 7, 2020

  On May 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an Interim Final Rule with comment period (IFC), to be published on May 8, 2020. The IFC permanently revises certain regulations regarding the scope and provision of home health services under the Medicare and state Medicaid programs, and delays certain reporting …

CMS Issues Interim Final Rule Announcing New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities

May 4, 2020

  On May 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an interim final rule with comment period that establishes new COVID-19 reporting requirements for long term care (LTC) facilities. The new requirements will be effective as of Friday, May 8, 2020, upon publication in the Federal Register. CMS also delayed the …

Small Business Bankruptcy Option

April 29, 2020

  Small businesses confronting the stress of a financial decline and considering the option of reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code traditionally have had to weigh the substantial cost and long time line of a successful restructuring. To provide flexibility and cost efficiencies in the process, Congress last year passed the Small Business …