Davis Brown Health Law Blog  

The Davis Brown Health Law Blog is dedicated to the legal and business issues facing health care providers. Topics include regulatory developments, employment law updates, and compliance trends of importance to a wide variety of providers, including hospitals, physician practices, surgery centers, long-term care facilities and rural providers.

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New Restrictions on Non-Essential Inpatient Surgeries and Procedures - November 17, 2020

Governor Reynolds newest proclamation placed additional restrictions on non-essential inpatient surgeries and procedures effective November 17, 2020. Read More »

Health Law Quick Take: Pay During Administrative Leave - September 30, 2020

Q: I placed an employee on administrative leave because there was a claim that she engaged in dependent adult abuse. We always place employees who have a claim of this type on leave pending a final determination by DIA/DHS. Am I required to pay her during the administrative leave? Read More »

FFCRA Exempt Healthcare Providers - September 16, 2020

The DOL clarifies which healthcare providers are exempt from the FFCRA paid sick and family and medical leave policies. Read More »

Health Law Quick Take: EMS Protocol - August 26, 2020

Q: Our ambulance was called to a scene where it was clear that the person had died a natural death. Then they were almost immediately called to another scene with multiple victims. It wasn't clear to our ambulance personnel if they could leave the deceased with next of kin so they could proceed to the next scene. What was the right thing to do? Read More »

Credentialing Telehealth Providers: When and How to Use Delegated Credentialing - August 18, 2020

With the growth in telemedicine, Critical Access Hospitals have a renewed interest in exploring delegated credentialing. Susan Freed covers when and how to use delegated credentialing. Read More »

HHS Delays CARES Act Reporting Instructions - August 17, 2020

HHS announced that reporting instructions for providers who received CARES Act funds have been delayed. Read More »

Consents During the COVID-19 Pandemic - August 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has many healthcare providers wondering whether they can suspend consent and admission processes. Although regulators have waived some consent requirements to provide greater flexibility and emphasis on patient care and social distancing, these waivers are narrow. Read More »

CMS Proposes Expanding Medicare Coverage of Telehealth Services - August 11, 2020

Providers can register their comment on the proposed rules by October 5. Read More »

HHS Announces Reporting Dates for Provider Relief Funds - July 30, 2020

Healthcare providers who received CARES Act provider relief funds may begin filing the required reports October 1, 2020. Read More »

CARES Act Relief Fund: Reporting, Use of Funds, & Reminders - June 19, 2020

As guidance continues to change on the Provider Relief Fund payments made to health care providers, a number of providers have asked us about reporting and use of the funds. Read More »

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